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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 48; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03912

Meaning, Selection & Narrative: The Information We See and the Information We Don’t

School of Computing & Communications, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 8 June 2017
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Abstract

In a world that is highly saturated by data, sifting it and making sense of it has become increasingly important. A key mechanism for this process is narrative—the stories we tell about the world, whether in terms of politics or technology, which enable us to select information that we see as important. Yet narratives are highly contested and multiple. This article discusses the dynamics of narrative creation, via a process of selective information, arguing that this leads some people to see particular data as crucial information, while leading others to ignore it completely.
Keywords: information; selection; meaning; narrative; multiplicity information; selection; meaning; narrative; multiplicity
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Ramage, M. Meaning, Selection & Narrative: The Information We See and the Information We Don’t. Proceedings 2017, 1, 48.

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