La palabra justa: Back when we were discussing the boycott of Elsevier and the other predatory publishers, I wrote that this was a rare case “when laziness and idealism coincide.”  But the truth is more general: whenever my deepest beliefs and my desire to get out of work both point in the same direction, from here till the grave… Seguir leyendo Pereza

Puntos destacados de... DATA STREAMS por HITO STEYERL AND KATE CRAWFORD // via TheNewInquiry // November 7, 2016, a partir de una conversación de Skype, parte 1. KATE CRAWFORD. There are these hard limits that are reached in the epistemology of “Collect it all” where we reach a breakdown of meaning, a profusion and granularization of information to the point of… Seguir leyendo

The Programming Historian offers novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate their research. We regularly publish new lessons, and we always welcome proposals for new lessons on any topic. Our editorial mentors will be happy to work with you throughout the lesson writing process.… Seguir leyendo

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data. A spreadsheet detailed their targets: Webpages dedicated to the Department of Energy’s… Seguir leyendo

Internet se convierte en el "médico global" para detectar epidemias o problemas de salud El estudio sostiene que el análisis de este tipo de datos, ofrecidos por plataformas como Wikipedia, permitieron predecir el número de casos de gripe con una diferencia de apenas 0,27 % con respecto a los datos oficiales y “casi en tiempo… Seguir leyendo