Informatics (academic field), a broad academic field encompassing computing technologies and development in their diverse relations to the human and social worlds, including applications in science, social problems, and the arts
“ Computer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an infinite capacity to process data (but only data - i.e. the already given) and in no sense a new vision. With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion. Of generalized interactivity abolishing particularized action. Of the interface which abolishes challenge, passion, and rivalry between peoples, ideas and individuals which was always the source of ...more ”
“ Freud described three great historical wounds to the primary narcissism of the self-centered human subject, who tries to hold panic at bay by the fantasy of human exceptionalism. First is the Copernican wound that removed Earth itself, man’s home world, from the center of the cosmos and indeed paved the way for that cosmos to burst open into a universe of inhumane, nonteleological times and spaces. Science made that decentering cut. The second wound is the Darwinian, which put Homo sapiens ﬁrm ...more ”
Every month, the Public Health Informatics Institute chooses a book at the intersection of publi…more
[close] Every month, the Public Health Informatics Institute chooses a book at the intersection of public health, global health, health data or informatics to discuss. Join us at phii.org/blog or on the social media hashtag #phbookclub!
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[close] Anyone interested in creating a new venture related to health and wellness, or investing in one. If you are interested in Digital Health, Bioinformatics, of the business of Healthcare, this is the group for you.
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