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Title:In Information's Shadow: Considering Failure as Noise, Misinformation, Error and Breakdown
Author(s):Nguyen, Lilly Uyen; Keilty, Patrick; Doty, Colin; Lievrouw, Leah
Subject(s):failure
noise
breakdown
error
misinformation
Abstract:This panel brings together several presentations on the topic of information failure, particularly through tropes of noise, misinformation, error, and breakdown. The four speakers will follow a "Pecha-Kucha" style of presentation (thirty slides at twenty seconds a slide) followed by group discussion. Leah Lievrouw will consider noise by linking recent discussions of big data with information systems theorists Bertalanffy, Shannon, and von Foerster. Colin Doty will discuss misinformation within recent debates over vaccine safety. Patrick Keilty will provide a textual analysis of Desk Set (1957) to demonstrate the way that error is gendered female in representations of technology. Lastly, Lilly Nguyen will provide a semiotic analysis of technological breakdown, drawing from ethnographic fieldwork of software in Vietnam.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Nguyen, L. U., Keilty, P., Doty, C., & Lievrouw, L. (2014). In Information's Shadow: Considering Failure as Noise, Misinformation, Error and Breakdown. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1238 - 1239). doi:10.9776/14253
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47400
DOI:10.9776/14253
Other Identifier(s):253
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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