Tag: big data

This essay by Kate Crawford (from Microsoft Research) at the New Inquiry explores the relationship between big data, the anxieties it provokes and normcore (“Having mastered difference, the truly cool attempt to master sameness”). If one accepts her contention that normcore reflects “the dispersed anxiety of a populace that wishes nothing more than to shed its own […]

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: CALL FOR ARTICLES NEW DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014 RSF: THE RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE ON BIG DATA IN POLITICAL ECONOMY The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences invites submissions for its upcoming issue on “big data in political economy.” The aim of the issue and conference is […]

We are pleased to announce that the new SAGE journal, Big Data & Society, is now open for submissions at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bdas. The journal invites contributions that analyse Big Data practices and/or involve empirical engagements and experiments with innovative methods while also reflecting on the consequences for how societies are represented (epistemologies), realised (ontologies) and governed […]

Data Science Lunchtime Seminars February 27th, 12.30-1.30pm Room: B3.19 Free pizza! Speaker name: Alexander Petersen Title: Using big data to quantify complex social processes Abstract: New technologies are providing novel ways to curate, explore, analyze, visualize, and interpret massive sources of information, in some cases using previously inaccessible historical records, and in other cases tapping completely new […]