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reflections on the intersections of contemporary art and digital culture
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Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote

Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s...
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Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win | TIME.com

Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win | TIME.com | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49.
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Obama's data geeks add up to four more years

Obama's data geeks add up to four more years | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Mastery of the numbers game meant the president's team was able to exploit its database more effectively than Romney, reeling in £1bn in donations, writes John Naughton...
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floatingsheep: Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election

floatingsheep: Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it

During the day after the 2012 presidential election we took note of a spike in hate speech on Twitter referring to President Obama's re-election, as chronicled by Jezebel (thanks to Chris Van Dyke for bringing this our attention). It is a useful reminder that technology reflects the society in which it is based, both the good and the bad. Information space is not divorced from everyday life and racism extends into the geoweb and helps shapes its contours; and in turn, data from the geoweb can be used to reflect the geographies of racist practice back onto the places from which they emerged.

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