Radical Engagements: "Big Data" by Byung Chul Han (3)

We discuss Byung-chul Han’s “Big Data” from 2017’s Psycho-Politics where Han lays the theory of data as a “second enlightenment” that is non-narrative and not cognition. This is where I lose patience with Han’s Monte and Bailey tactics and hypostatization.

Part 3 of 4.

Prior Videos:

Worked Cited:

Han, Byung-chul. (2017). “Big Data” Psycho-Politics. Brooklyn, NY: Verso. 55-76.

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