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Meaning, Selection & Narrative: The Information We See and the Information We Don’t

Ramage, Magnus (2017). Meaning, Selection & Narrative: The Information We See and the Information We Don’t. In: Proceedings, 1(3), article no. 48.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03912
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Abstract

In a world that is highly saturated by data, sifting it and making sense of it has become increasingly important. A key mechanism for this process is narrative – the stories we tell about the world, whether in terms of politics or technology, which enable us to select information that we see as important. Yet narratives are highly contested and multiple. This article discusses the dynamics of narrative creation, via a process of selective information, arguing that this leads some people to see particular data as crucial information, while leading others to ignore it completely.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author
ISSN: 2504-3900
Extra Information: Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 50426
Depositing User: Magnus Ramage
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 10:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50426
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