The Queer Ontology of Digital Method
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This article looks at the possibilities of a generative queer engagement with emergent digital and calculative technologies. While most queer writing on methodology has involved discursive and deconstructive interventions into qualitative methods—rejecting the quantitative outright as always already deterministic—I complicate the qualitative/quantitative distinction and advocate for new experimentation with digital networks of everyday practice. In addition, by highlighting uncomfortable resonances between queerly indeterminate epistemologies and the postnormative and nonrepresentational sociocorporal modulations of both “knowing capitalism” and the biodigital sciences, I suggest a reflexive reevaluation of the politics of queer method and a realignment of critical attention.