The term ‘big data’ is virtually ubiquitous in both cultural and technical contexts. The fifth volume of Inflection is an open-ended investigation into how designers are interpreting and countering the prevailing narrative that pushes for greater efficiency and automation using sophisticated data analytics. Feedback gathers a wide range of responses, united by their collective advocacy for a sophisticated understanding of processes, frameworks and ethics.
Inflection is a student-run design journal based at the Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University. Born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the discursive voice of students, academics and practitioners. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing – a place to share ideas and engage with contemporary discourse.
Contributors include Jack Self, Greg Lynn, Christine Wamsler, and Nicole Lambrou, amongst others.
144 Pages, 20 x 24 cm, softcover, ISBN 978-3-88778-547-5, English