Metadata in Sociological Perspective
Metadata are structural or descriptive data concerning the connectivity and accessability of data. They are like a grammar or syntax not of meaning but of communication: Who is talking to whom using what channel at what times being connected to who else?
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Looking forward to a panel “Algorithmic Governance and Metadata” with Luciana Parisi and Mercedes Bunz at the Conference “Every Step You Take: Kunst und Gesellschaft im Datenzeitalter”, Medienwerk NRW, Dortmund, 12.–15. November 2015.