Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me


Open Science and its Discontents

ISBN: 978-1-60785-267-4

edited by Gary Hall

Introduction: White Noise: On the Limits of Openness (Living Book Mix)

One of the aims of the Living Books About Life series is to provide a 'bridge' or point of connection, translation, even interrogation and contestation, between the humanities and the sciences. Accordingly, this introduction to Digitize Me, Visualize Me, Search Me takes as its starting point the so-called ‘computational turn’ to data-intensive scholarship in the humanities.

The phrase ‘the computational turn’ has been adopted to refer to the process whereby techniques and methodologies drawn from computer science and related fields – including science visualization, interactive information visualization, image processing, network analysis, statistical data analysis, and the management, manipulation and mining of data – are being increasingly used to produce new ways of approaching and understanding texts in the humanities - what is sometimes thought of as 'the digital humanities'. (more...)

Open Science

It’s An Open (Science), Open (Access), Open (Source), Open (Notebook) World

Open Notebook Science
Patrick O. Brown, Michael B. Eisen, Harold Varmus 
Why PLoS Became a Publisher
Sally Murray, Stephen Choi, John Hoey, Claire Kendall, James Maskalyk, and Anita Palepu 
Open Science, Open Access and Open Source Software at Open Medicine

Community Science

BioCurious: A Community Lab for Biotechnology
Richard Stallman 
Free Community Science and the Free Development of Science

'This Revolution Will Be Digitized’: Online Tools for Open Science

Bill Hooker 
The Future of Science is Open, Part 3: An Open Science World
Chris Patil and Vivian Siegel 
This Revolution Will Be Digitized: Online Tools for Radical Collaboration

Open Science Publishing

Philip E. Bourne 
What Do I Want from the Publisher of the Future?
Cameron Neylon 
Science in the Open/or/How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Blog

Open Knowledge

Access to Knowledge

Open Knowledge Foundation
Gaelle Krikorian and Amy Kapczynski, eds 
Access to Knowledge In the Age of Intellectual Property

New Models for Open Sharing and Open Research

Anne H. Margulies 
A New Model for Open Sharing
Thomas B. Kepler, Marc A. Marti-Renom, Stephen M. Maurer, Arti K. Rai, Ginger Taylor, Matthew H. Todd 
Open Source Research - The Power of Us

Open Knowledge and its Discontents

J.J. King 
The Packet Gang: Openness and its Discontents
Michael Gurstein 
Are the Open Data Warriors Fighting for Robin Hood or the Sheriff?: Some Reflections on OKCon 2011 and the Emerging Data Divide

Open Data

Data-Intensive Science

Vincent S. Smith 
Data Publication: Towards a Database of Everything
Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, Kristen Tolle, eds 
Scholarly Communication, The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

World of Data

Free Our Data
Simon Rogers 
How Canada Became an Open Data and Data Journalism Powerhouse

We Can Know It For You

Omer Tene 
What Google Knows: Privacy and Internet Search Engines
Daniel Chandramohan, Kenji Shibuya, Philip Setel, Sandy Cairncross, Alan D. Lopez, Christopher J. L. Murray, Basia Żaba, Robert W. Snow, Fred Binka 
Should Data from Demographic Surveillance Systems Be Made More Widely Available to Researchers?

Digitize Me

Encode Me/Decode Me

Human Genome Project
The ENCODE Project Consortium 
A User's Guide to the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)


Quantified Self
Gary Wolf 
The Data-Driven Life
Aiden R. Doherty and Alan F. Smeaton 
Automatically Augmenting Lifelog Events Using Pervasively Generated Content from Millions of People
Jennifer S. Beaudin, Stephen S. Intille, and Margaret E. Morris 
To Track or Not to Track: User Reactions to Concepts in Longitudinal Health Monitoring

The Neurological Turn: or, ‘How the Internet Gets Inside Us'

Adam Gopnik 
The Information: How the Internet Gets Inside Us
N. Katherine Hayles 
Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generation Divide in Cognitive Modes
Anna Munster 
Nerves of Data: The Neuological Turn In/Against Networked Media

Visualize Me

What is Visualization?

Lev Manovich 
What is Visualization?
Nathan Yau 
Data Visualization Meets Game Design to Explore your Digital Life

Keiichi Matsuda
Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop


Celeste Biever 
Twitter Mood Maps Reveal Emotional States of America
Twitter mood video



The Visualized Human (or, The Human As Spectacle)

Nicholas Felton 
The Annual Felton Report

Deb Roy 
The Birth of a Word
Johanna Drucker 
Humanistic Approaches to the Graphical Expression of Interpretation

Search Me

Search-Engine Science

Emily H. Chan, Vikram Sahai, Corrie Conrad, and John S. Brownstein 
Using Web Search Query Data to Monitor Dengue Epidemics: A New Model for Neglected Tropical Disease Surveillance
Annie Y.S. Lau, Enrico Coiera, Tatjana Zrimec, and Paul Compton 
Clinician Search Behaviors May Be Influenced by Search Engine Design

The Science of Control

Alession Signorini, Alberto Maria Segre, Philip M. Polgreen 
The Use of Twitter to Track Levels of Disease Activity and Public Concern in the U.S. During the Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic
David Parry 
Felix Stalder and Christine Mayer 
The Second Index: Search Engines, Personalization and Surveillance (Deep Search)

Deep Search

Michael K. Bergman 
The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value
Clare Birchall 
The Invisible Web, The In/Visible

Media Gifts?


Web 2.0 Suicide Machine
Transparency Grenade
Freedom Box Foundation
The JJPS Firefox Extension
Facebook Demetricator
Give Me My Data


Karl Popper, The Open Society and its Enemies


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