From digital "traces" to digital "events" #bigdata

Note 2: From a “trace”  to the “event”

A current trivial discourse correctly underlines the overproduction of “traces” as a by-product of the deployment of digital technologies and networks. If this is a general correct statement, what remains broadly uninvestigated is the ontological and epistemological relation existing between a “trace” and the “event” that generates the trace. We need a more solid investigation (even in term of thermodynamics of a trace as a remnant of an event) about the meaning of a digital trace in the context of a data intensive age (Cosimo Accoto, 2013)

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Cosimo Accoto

Research Affiliate at MIT | Author "Il Mondo Dato" (Egea) | Philosopher in Residence | Business Innovation Advisor | www.cosimoaccoto.com

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