Established in 2004, the DATA browser book series explores new thinking and practice at the intersection of contemporary art, digital culture and politics. The series takes theory or criticism not as a fixed set of tools or practices, but rather as an evolving chain of ideas that recognise the conditions of their own making. The term "browser" is useful in pointing to the framing device through which data is delivered over information networks and processed by algorithms. A conventional understanding of browsing may suggest surface readings and cursory engagement with the material. In contrast, the series celebrates the potential of browsing for dynamic rearrangement and interpretation of existing material into new configurations that are open to reinvention.
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