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Residual Categories: Silence, Absence and Being an Other 


Zurück zum Heft: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 1/1/2010: Kulturtechnik
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Residual categories such as »not elsewhere categorized« densely populate modern information systems. This article roughly categories two types of modern information surveillance and notification systems, statistical and event-based. It examines the nature of residual categories arising from each, and proposes some methodological considerations for how these impact moral order within information infrastructure. The article concludes with comments about how the inclusion of lived experience might ameliorate a sort of moral gridlock often encountered today in large-scale information systems.