Asking about data: Experimental philosophy of Information Technology

Brian Ballsun-Stanton*

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Abstract

This paper explores recent research done into the philosophy of data. The research utilizes experimental philosophy ideas combined with Information Technology methodologies to assess participants' philosophies of data. Reusing the concept of the Data Flow Diagram, I suggest a methodology of experimental philosophy that allows participants to categorize flows into data, information, and knowledge in order to explore their practical understanding instead of their theoretical understanding. My research has found three distinct philosophies: "data as bits" "data as hard numbers," and "data as recorded observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding - 5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, ICCIT 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages119-124
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788988678305
ISBN (Print)9788988678299, 9781424485673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, ICCIT - 2010 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 Nov 20102 Dec 2010

Other

Other5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, ICCIT - 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period30/11/102/12/10

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