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in search of data

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For centuries humans have been collecting data. Ever since the first scientists, cartographers and philosophers began to question the boundaries of their existence and to explore the possibilities of the unknown, humans have been collecting, classifying and documenting their observations.

Today we continue to explore the possibilities of pushing our boundaries further outward where we extensively collect the bits and bytes of our interactions. In a series of online projects, blended-theory aims to open up a dialogue around the function of data in the contemporary; who is collecting it, what is it being used for and how might it shape us as we unknowingly participate in a world immersed in the shift to a digital existence.

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/ project . 01 encouraging a culture of : remix / sampling / sharing / zero copyright.

One thought on “in search of data

  1. is the medium the message here – are the data collectors becoming more important than the data – spy stations for the sake of spy stations or is there real and present danger we are unaware of that is being thwarted at every turn – what happens when the data collectors become autonomous?

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