Top 3 Socarxiv Papers Today in Arts And Humanities


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#1. Agent-Based Modeling for Archaeologists: Part 1 of 3
Iza Romanowska, Stefani Crabtree, Kathryn Harris, Benjamin Davies
Formal models of past human societies informed by archaeological research have a high potential for shaping some of the most topical current debates. Agent-based models, which emphasize how actions by individuals combine to produce global patterns, provide a convenient framework for developing quantitative models of historical social processes. However, being derived from computer science, the method remains largely specialized in archaeology. In this paper and the associated tutorial, we provide a jargon-free introduction to the technique, its potential and limits as well as its diverse applications in archaeology and beyond. We discuss the epistemological rationale of using computational modeling and simulation, classify types of models, and give an overview of the main concepts behind agent-based modeling.
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Iza_Romanowska: @StefaniCrabtree For those without institutional access. You can access the final, published version via here (read only): https://t.co/2ZiPecOJzj … The tutorial: https://t.co/eG2ArN1w7z … Preprint on SocArVix (https://t.co/jzG9tx5oLX … doi: 10.31235/osf.io/3gwdn)
Iza_Romanowska: For those without institutional access. You can access the final, published version via here (read only): https://t.co/2ZiPecOJzj The tutorial: https://t.co/eG2ArN1w7z Preprint on SocArVix (https://t.co/jzG9tx5oLX doi: 10.31235/osf.io/3gwdn) and https://t.co/ymcc5wSbeG
socarxivpapers: #SocArXiv: Agent-Based Modeling for Archaeologists: Part 1 of 3 https://t.co/TCgPY9UIMo
CoreySparks1: RT @socarxivpapers: #SocArXiv: Agent-Based Modeling for Archaeologists: Part 1 of 3 https://t.co/TCgPY9UIMo
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#2. Towards A Queer Futurity of Data
Cultural Analytics, Andrea Zeffiro
On February 17th, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg published a 5,800-word Facebook post rescripting the company's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and defining its future directions. The manifesto, as some commentators referred to it, declared Facebook's future vision for "developing the social infrastructure for community" and emphasized the company's focus on fostering a global community that is supportive, safe, informed, civically-engaged, and inclusive. "To our community," the post begins, "On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we're building and updates on our business. Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we building the world we all want?" Zuckerberg goes on to propose how Facebook can shape an equitable future, explaining how, "In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us." This is a radically optimistic and persuasive agenda, and if one...
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#3. De-Agentializing Data Practices: The Shifting Power of Metaphor in 1990s Discourses on Data Mining
Cultural Analytics, Niels Kerssens
How do metaphor-driven representations of data mining in corporate media discourse affect understandings of data and data practices? This is, in short, the focal question of this article. Current media discourses of "Big Data" are characterized by a high degree of metaphorization and these metaphors play a key role in how we (mis)understand this ill-defined phenomenon. For example, media scholars Cornelius Puschman and Jean Burgess argue that associated metaphors of big data as a force of nature to be controlled and a form of nourishment/fuel to be consumed lead to a deceptive understanding of big data in terms of natural phenomena. These metaphors are misleading, they argue, as by evoking the image of big data as a force of nature their value is presented as a naturally given, while the fact that value and meaning are actually inscribed by analysis is obscured. This article aims to further deconstruct the representational politics of big data metaphors, directing specific attention to changes in the discursive—specifically...
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