Toward Nomadological Cyberinfrastructures

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Abstract

This article critically analyzes the cyberinfrastructure and e-science policy discourse in the knowledge society. As a work in critical infrastructure studies, I argue that the tendency of cyberinfrastructure and e-science to reify certain misunderstandings of science and knowledge as social and cultural processes misaligns the policy outputs with the policy practices. From this understanding, I argue that we need to consider the development of a nomadological cyberinfrastructure.

Keywords

Discourse Critical Policy Analysis Cyberinfrastructure E-science 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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