Tech and Politics

Andreas Jungherr


2023-11-14 18 min Season 2 Episode 2

Description & Show Notes

By translating observations into numbers, quantification provides opportunities for new and important insights about the world and objects of interest. But as with any translation, making entities and phenomena countable means also losing some of their features. Quantification makes some things visible, while hiding others. To better understand this process, we have to examine how things become numbers, we have to examine measurement.