Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 43. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-05-20 10:43:00+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: Natures of Data (2020) A new publication of possible interest: Philipp Fischer, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Christoph Hoffmann, Hans Hofmann, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Hannes Rickli. Natures of Data: A Discussion between Biology, History and Philosophy of Science and Art. Zürich: Diaphanes, 2020. > Computer-based technologies for the production and analysis of data > have been an integral part of biological research since the 1990s at > the latest. This not only applies to genomics and its offshoots but > also to less conspicuous subsections such as ecology. But little > consideration has been given to how this has changed research > practically. How and when do data become questionable? To what extent > does the necessary infrastructure influence the research process? > What status is given to software and algorithms in the production and > analysis of data? > > These questions were discussed for two days in September 2016 by the > biologists Philipp Fischer und Hans Hofmann, the philosopher Gabriele > Gramelsberger, the historian of science and biology Hans-Jörg > Rheinberger, the science theorist Christoph Hoffmann, and the artist > Hannes Rickli. The conditions of experimentation in the digital > sphere are examined in four chapters—“Data,” “Software,” > “Infrastructure,” and “in silico”—in which the different perspectives > of the discussion partners complement one another. The aim is not to > confirm one’s own point of view, but through reciprocal interchange > to gain a deepened understanding of the contemporary basis of > biological research. See https://www.diaphanes.net/titel/natures-of-data-5988 for print and pdf. Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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