This essay offers five conceptual entry points for engaging with Big Data from a rhetorical perspective. These five concepts—data in/as relationships, observability/action, patterns, diachronicity, and audience—serve as points of deep conceptual commonality between definitions of Big Data and principles in rhetorical studies, and are offered here as considerations for critiquing uses of Big Data from a rhetorical-humanistic perspective, as well as for guiding rhetorical work that uses Big Data.
Keywords: Big Data, Computational Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Science and Technology
How to Cite:
Majdik, Z. P., (2021) “Five considerations for engaging with Big Data from a rhetorical-humanistic perspective”, Poroi 16(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1312
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