Article Preview: Societal Self-observation in the Time of Datafication

Article Preview: Societal Self-observation in the Time of Datafication

Heimstädt, M. (2015), Societal Self-observation in the Time of Datafication: Interfunctional Analysis of the Chilean Open Data Web Portal, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4. A corrected proof available here. Abstract: Datafication, the technological development that emerged out of…

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Cornell University

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PhD Dissertation Strategies

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I went to a "scrapeathon". This is what happened.

I went to a “scrapeathon”. This is what happened.

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