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Mirror [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“The business proposition of cloud companies is that their mirroring is an affordable way of securing retrievable data. The compromise is that mirroring liberates and at once captures the very images and information it displaces, diffracts, and makes autonomous… While the capture of mirrored data for surplus production should be clear, mirroring is also an […]

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Community [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“Today, we speak of a global community, made possible by communications technologies, and our geographically-specific notions of community are disrupted by the possibilities of the digital, where disembodied and socially distant beings create what they – and we, as scholars – also call community. But are the features and affordances of digital community distinct from […]

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Algorithm [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“What we are really concerned with when we invoke the “algorithmic” here is not the algorithm per se but the insertion of procedure into human knowledge and social experience. What makes something algorithmic is that it is produced by or related to an information system that is committed (functionally and ideologically) to the computational generation […]

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Prototype [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“…the material, technical and organizational elements of prototypes are always also potentially symbolic. Advocates within an engineering firm or a political campaign can turn them into stories. Outsiders such as journalists can also take them up and turn them into the elements of national or even global memes. In each case, particular sociotechnical configurations become […]

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Memory [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“…increasingly ubiquitous digital data storage has had a profound effect on contemporary practices of history and remembrance – and even on the way humans construct and perceive their identities. Discussions of a ‘modernity that forgets’ or an ‘Internet that remembers’ …risk conflating individual cognitive memory, collective and cultural memory, history, storage media, and the archive. ”   […]

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