I am interested in these subjects. I would like to learn more about them. I’ve done a quick search of college courses that teach these subjects outside specific biological or computer science applications and haven’t come up with many promising results. I’d like to learn as much as I can about the science, theory and philosophy of categorization in a very broad sense. I’m happy to work with specific applications, but I want to start with a general overview. Anyone have any suggestions? Reading material? Sources of information?
UPDATE: Here’s two books I found online that seem to address what I’m interested in:
Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, David Weinberger (2007)
Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences, Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star (1999)
Comments still welcome. Thanks.