It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated because then we could run them through IBM machines and draw charts as the economists do.
However, not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted
– William Cameron, Informal Sociology (1963)
About the project
COHUBICOL (Counting as a Human Being in the Era of Computational Law) will investigate how the prominence of counting and computation transforms many of the assumptions, operations and outcomes of the law.
First Working Paper on Text-driven Normativity
Today we launch the first iteration of our Working Paper on Text-Driven Normativity. The Working Paper is part of the core output of the project, presenting the first jointly developed intermediary results, focussed on the kind of legal protection that is made possible by text-driven normativity.