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Processing Issues

posted Aug 11, 2010, 2:19 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Aug 11, 2010, 2:33 PM ]
Just for starters:
And now, consider the following:
  1. You take a photograph and email it to your friend. Your friend then uses the photograph to create a simple animation that he posts on his Facebook account.
  2. The University Admissions Centre takes all of your HSC marks and processes them into an ATAR that they then release to all universities that you apply for.
  3. A sound technician records a variety of sounds in public spaces (environment noises, people speaking, animal calls, etc). He then processes them further before inclusion in the commercial release of a video game.
  4. For their Life in a Day project, YouTube collected video from thousands of participants around the world for award-winning director Ridley Scott to combine into a documentary film.
For each scenario, complete the following:
  • Identify the unprocessed data and the processed data.
  • Discuss who you think should have ownership of the processed data, and justify your responses.
  • Explain how bias can influence the data when it is processed in the aforementioned ways.