· Codice Crepitus: “On the one hand, we see a wish to become less dependent on external actors – to build the capacity to ‘take home’ critical systems. On the other hand, the tools considered to do so create new global dependencies.”
· Digitalis Dementore: “By the veritable chanting iteration of certain futures, and the interconnection of everything digital. Throughout fieldwork it became apparent that there are startlingly few different imaginaries of what the future of the digital might hold, and that these are repeated across sites; in the form of notions of exponential growth, disruption, unicorn stories and anecdotes about pregnancy tests bought in Target.“
· Data Delere: “The monster Data Delere arose not from revelation and loud controversy about a data scandal, but instead the political, institutional and technical intricacies of how a distributed dataset could be deleted.”
·Occultis Aperta: “…the doubleness that Big-tech’s infrastructural composition affords; both here, yet not, resident, yet strange“.
· Instrumentua: “The competitive social science grant will often include this beast because it is seen to provide an innovative edge. It promises to ‘scale up’ the ways a project can speak, travel, and garner publics.”Rachel Douglas-Jones et Al.
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