Data Flow

June 22nd, 2020

On data provenance: what does it mean to think about data through maize and to think about maize through data?

Tahani Nadim’s Anthropocene River Journey project focused on the post-natural histories of maize and their companions along the Mississippi River. In this reflection, she focuses on the provenance of metadata, which determine how these histories are told, and the stories and labors they embody. What does it mean to think about data through maize and to think about maize through data?