Saturday, April 6, 2013

Project: Zooming in

My current obsession is with ‘zooming in’: A and B below portray the same object (crime rates in a city), yet they look very different and lead to very different conclusions. How is zooming in accomplished in practice? What bodies of knowledges, skills and tools need to be drawn together to attain a close view? How can we describe it as a normative move?

I study a case of data mining in  Dutch crime policy to understand this. (The map below is fictional.)

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