Title

Life Out of Sequence: Data Driving Life and Science Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-8-2019

Publication Title

Cultural Studies Critical Methodology

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708619880204

Abstract

This article focuses on Hallam Stevens’ work Life out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics and stresses the important process of data generation and how this process has now become an issue, in some fields, beyond human control. We suggest the best way to approach the proliferation of data is to adopt an onto-epistemic position. We further explore the rise of an algorithmic society and the problem “gaps” created in date generation. We finish the article by exploring the fruitful ways Mark B. N. Hansen’s latest work, Feed Forward, plays in helping researchers understand the proliferation of data generation.

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