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In Data Time and Tide

A Surprising Philosophical Guide to our Programmable Future


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In Data Time and Tide by Cosimo Accoto
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The book is a short philosophical guide to our data and algo new world. It's a cultural journey into our living quantifiable society through the unusual viewpoint of digital philosophy. In 5 easy chapters, the book unveils: the hidden nature of software data code, the artificial dawn of a new data sensorium, the invisible power of data algorithm, the datum as the new human experience, the emergence of accidental megastructures called data platforms. Beyond engineers, programmers and coders tech narratives of data revolution, philosophers have their own provocative thinking on current and future technology. This book popularizes and intertwines speculative visions from untold and surprising approaches to tech businesses such as the shift from feedback to feedforward, the new living sensorial environment, the end of experience as we know it, the digital space as transduced space, the programmable everything from money, to law to society.

Author Biography

Cosimo Accoto is Research Affiliate at MIT. His research Studies are on : data strategy, platform thinking, artificial intelligence, blockchain business. Consultancy Projects: data intelligence, digital transformation, platform design, open innovation, change management, corporate learning, organizational analysis. Previously he was Visiting Scientist at MIT. Prior, he served as Partner & VP Innovation at OpenKnowledge, where he helped organizations to envision and enable their digital business transformation. Having formerly worked at international research, data & software firms for more than 15 years, he has acquired solid experience in using digital analytics & big data for business intelligence & development serving as Commercial Director at Memis, Head of Business Development at Jupiter Media Metrix, Sales & Service Account at Agb Italy. Previously he was Lecturer in Digital Analytics & Big Data at IE University (Madrid), and he also collaborated to "Digital Markets" project, IMCA - USI University (Lugano).
Release date Australia
August 30th, 2018
Country of Publication
Bocconi University Press
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