Why data won’t redeem us

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What does the worship of big data have to do with positivism, and how does friction help create resistance? Philosopher Miriam Rasch talks her essay in the inaugural episode of Gagarin, the new Eurozine podcast.

Eurozine Review 12/2020

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The new podcast launches with Eurozine’s editor-in-chief Réka Kinga Papp talking with philosopher Miriam Rasch of the Institute of Network Cultures, a member of the Eurozine Board of Editors, about her essay ‘Friction and the aesthetics of the smooth: ethics in times of dataism’. This article is based on an excerpt from Miriam Rasch’s latest book of the same title, published in Dutch May 2020.

Gagarin, the Eurozine podcast is going to be a series of conversations with authors and editors from throughout Europe and beyond. Our 90+ partners are journals, magazines and associates from Belgium to Belarus, from Norway to Bulgaria, publishing literature and analyzing politics, reflecting on culture and bringing diverse voices to a joint conversation.

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Published 17 July 2020
Original in English
First published by Eurozine

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