The givenness of fluidity
In its simplest terms, digital mapping involves the digitisation of either preexisting maps or the tracing and measuring of orthophotographic imagery. The
latter refer to the use of geometrically corrected aerial photography as the
basis for mapping, rather than using the traditional symbolic representations.
Dissemination of imagery through services such as Google Maps has encouraged everyday utilisation of such data. In either case, the result is a set of
spatio-temporally indexed digitaldata, which allows locations to be recorded
Jonathan Blaney, Sarah Milligan, Marty Steer, and Jane Winters
Digital history not only represents a shift in the way we undertake research, it fundamentally transforms how we share that research. There have never been more opportunities and means to share your research than there are today. Research output goes beyond paywalled journal articles and, indeed, need not include them at all. Throughout this book, you have been learning how to create and transform digitaldata. Let us consider some research outputs that can be generated from the Post Office project so far:
allowed to use them. This is true for any digitaldata set – including
our postings on social media, billing data held by health insurance
companies or geolocation information collected by mobile phone
companies. Scientific data, however, are under particular pressure to
be available, intelligible and usable to a wide range of users, because of
the expectation that knowledge production (particularly that sponsored
by public money) should benefit society at large and be accessible by
citizens at all times and in all available formats. There
document met expectations.
The registration process
To obtain a Huduma Namba, one
is required to fill out a free form – the DigitalData
Capture Form. 4 Among
other details, applicants are required to indicate their birth
certificate and National Identity Card number (for nationals) or
passport number and nationality or refugee or alien card number (for
that it is the consumers who believe they are the beneficiaries. Since
the Enlightenment, consumers of ideas likewise prefer to believe
that they can access information freely as and when they need it
with minimum outside interference. In this way can propaganda be
identified and then rejected. But is this notion also an illusion?
Now, in an age that is witnessing a massive explosion of information – with its talk of ‘information superhighways’, digitaldata
networks and global satellite television services – this issue remains
one of the most central concerns of our
( 2017 ) ‘ Introducing location and dislocation: Global geographies of digitaldata ’, Imaginations , 8 ( 2 ): 4–7 .
Kurzweil , R.
( 2005 ) The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology . New York : Viking .
Lambert , L.
(2018), which reflects on the issue of the digitaldata that we produce outliving us; and second, through its ability to speculate on future urban scenarios that artist Liam Young (in Griffiths, 2015 ) describes as an ‘exaggerated present’. To illustrate these affordances, I talk about my participation in User Not Found and also describe a series of projects by Liam Young, who describes himself as a speculative architect. I also analyse the importance of the concept of collaboration towards generating future machines by describing 2097: We Made Ourselves Over
development communication (Barnett and Mahony, 2011 ). Segmentation can occur on a variety of criteria, including by demographic factors, attitudes and interests, to name some of the most popular (Bowater and Yeoman, 2013 ). It involves a process of dividing people up into ‘segments’ who would be expected to behave or respond to communication in the same or a very similar way; segmentation has advanced rapidly as an approach, due to the increased sophistication of techniques which can be applied to digitaldata on customers, clients or publics (Barnett and Mahony, 2011
subject detected by drone's
surveillance cameras is, in the first scientific schema, transmuted
algorithmically into a patterned sequence of numerals: the digital code of
ones and zeros. Converted into digitaldata coded as a ‘pattern of
life’, the targeted human subject is reduced to an anonymous
simulacrum that flickers across the screen and that can effectively be
liquidated into a ‘pattern of death’ with the swivel of a
emphasis shifts from the generation
of digitaldata to how these resources can be interrogated, and as technology
becomes increasingly sophisticated and user-friendly, historians – together
with literary scholars, historical geographers, linguists, computer scientists
and other researchers – will be able to interrogate their sources and represent
their findings in ways currently unimaginable.20
• jane ohlmeyer & micheál ó siochrú •
fresh perspectives on 1641
This collection of essays explores one of the key episodes in Irish history,
the outbreak, course and