Uncertain Archives book launch, Denmark edition

Join us on Zoom to celebrate the launch of the book Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data (MIT Press, 2021) with editors Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D’Ignazio, and Kristin Veel.

The event will spotlight artistic and critical technical practices and will include presentations by:

  • Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (“Reparative”)
  • Mushon Zer-Aviv (“Obfuscation”)
  • Critical Software Thing (“Executing”)
  • Kristoffer Ørum (“Throbber”)

In Uncertain Archives, scholars from the social sciences, STS, media and communications studies, and digital humanities analyze concepts relevant to critical studies of big data, arranged glossary style – from abuse and aggregate to visualization and vulnerability. They not only challenge conventional usage of such familiar terms as prediction and objectivity but also introduce unfamiliar ones such as overfitting and copynorm. The contributors include a broad range of leading and agenda-setting scholars, including N. Katherine Hayles, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Johanna Drucker, Lisa Gitelman, Safiya Noble, Sarah T. Roberts, and Nicole Starosielski.

Read about the book on the publisher's website