The Image is Openness, The Practice is Data

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


The paper argues for the importance of seeing just how we conceptualise digital phenomena in relation to how the regulatory discourses. The Internet used to be an “information superhighway”, a “cyberspace”, or a “world wide web” often described as an empowering structure, that now has transformed to be understood in terms of “layers”, a generator of big data for a number of “platform” ventures and preferably consisting of “open” attributes. It is this discourse of openness that is the key concept to analyse in this paper, not the least due to its central place as describing a number of activities in a positively value-laden manner – the open innovation, the open source and the open data.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Information Systems, Social aspects


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 7
Publication categoryResearch
EventAOIR 2016: 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers - Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2016 Oct 52016 Oct 9
Conference number: 17


ConferenceAOIR 2016
Abbreviated titleAOIR
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