A Sea of Data: Apophenia and Pattern (Mis-)Recognition

This is an image from the Snowden files. It is labeled "secret." Yet one cannot see anything on it. This is exactly why it is symptomatic. Not seeing anything intelligible is the new normal. Information is passed on as a set of signals that cannot be picked up by human senses.

emma rae bruml norton

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