This issue of APRJA examines the implications of datafication for research. Following a research workshop at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in October 2014, it addresses the thematic framework of the 2015 transmediale festival “Capture All” as a research topic: “to investigate and propose actions that push against the limits of today’s pervasive quantification of life, work and play”, as the call explains. Indeed, to what extent does data “capture all” – even research?
We produce, share, collect, archive, use and misuse, knowingly or not, massive amounts of data, but what does its “capture” do to us? What are the inter-subjective relations between data-commodity and human subjects? In asking these questions, the articles in this journal seek insights into the logics of data flows between materials, things, data, code, software, interfaces and other stuff that permeates the cultures of datafication. … read more

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1, 2015
Edited by Christian Ulrik Andersen and Geoff Cox
ISSN 2245-7755


Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle – Data Politics and Infrastructural Design: Between Cybernetic Mediation and Terminal Subjectivity
Renée Ridgway – Personalisation as currency
James Charlton – Add to Shopping Basket
Audrey Samson – Erasure, an attempt to surpass datafication
Minka Stoyanova – Gaming Systems: creative critiques of the ludic real
Winnie Soon – Zombification: the living dead in spam
Lea Muldtofte Olsen – Grammatized Psychopath: American Psycho Online and Offline
Daniel C. Howe – Surveillance Countermeasures: Expressive Privacy via Obfuscation

Datafied Research
Image: Intervention in public space as part of workshop in Hong Kong (2014)