Situating Data: Inquiries in Algorithmic Culture

Karin van Es and Nanna Verhoeff

Omslag Karin van Es en Nanna Verhoeffs Situating Data

Edited by Karin van Es and Nanna Verhoeff, Situating Data: Inquiries in Algorithmic Culture was recently published.

Data and algorithms

Taking up the challenges of the datafication of culture, as well as of the scholarship of cultural inquiry itself, this collection contributes to the critical debate about data and algorithms. How can we understand the quality and significance of current socio-technical transformations that result from datafication and algorithmisation? How can we explore the changing conditions and contours for living within such new and changing frameworks? How can, or should we, think and act within, but also in response to these conditions?

This collection brings together various perspectives on the datafication and algorithmisation of culture from debates and disciplines within the field of cultural inquiry, specifically (new) media studies, game studies, urban studies, screen studies, and gender and postcolonial studies. It proposes conceptual and methodological directions for exploring where, when, and how data and algorithms (re)shape cultural practices, create (in)justice, and (co)produce knowledge.