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A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming
Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific case for global warming is all model predictions, nothing but simulation; they warn us that we need to wait for real data,Expand
Understanding Infrastructure: Dynamics, Tensions, and Design
Final report of the workshop, "History and Theory of Infrastructure: Lessons for New Scientific Cyberinfrastructures"
Science friction: Data, metadata, and collaboration
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We propose an alternative view of metadata, focusing on its role in an ephemeral process of scientific communication, rather than as an enduring outcome or product. Expand
Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook
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We use case studies of the Open Web, Facebook, and Google to demonstrate that infrastructure studies provides a valuable approach to the evolution of shared, widely accessible systems and services of the type often provided by governments in the public interest. Expand
Introduction: An Agenda for Infrastructure Studies
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An Agenda for Infrastructure Studies social informatics that emphasize the role of information infrastructure in social life and vice versa. Expand
Knowledge Infrastructures: Intellectual Frameworks and Research Challenges
Author(s): Borgman, Christine L.; Edwards, Paul N; Jackson, Steven J.; Chalmers, Melissa K.; Bowker, Geoffrey C.; Ribes, David; Burton, Matt; Calvert, Scout
Infrastructure and Modernity : Force , Time , and Social Organization in the History of Sociotechnical Systems
This is true despite modernity’s constitutive babble/Babel of discourses about “technology.” Technology talk rarely concerns the full suite of sociotechnical systems characteristic of modernExpand
The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America
From the Publisher: The Closed World offers a radical alternative to the canonical histories of computers and cognitive science. Arguing that we can make sense of computers as tools only when weExpand
History of climate modeling
The history of climate modeling begins with conceptual models, followed in the 19th century by mathematical models of energy balance and radiative transfer, as well as simple analog models. Since theExpand
GLOBAL CLIMATE SCIENCE, UNCERTAINTY AND POLITICS: DATA-LADEN MODELS, MODEL-FILTERED DATA
Global climate change is among today’s most visible and controversial areas of sciencebased policy. By almost any measure — number of researchers, size of budgets, attention from the public and fromExpand
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