Archive for January 2013

The internet of things

The Internet of Things (says Wikipedia) is a concept which describes “a system of uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure”. The term was coined by Adam Baumgarten in 1999. But how can it be made real? Here is a video… Read More ›

What is Digital Sociology?

Though it is a hugely exciting trend, the growth of digital research methods risks becoming a narrow specialism. It is crucial that we don’t fall into the digital dualist trap of assuming that ‘online’ and ‘offline’ constitute distinct realities, as doing so… Read More ›

Reading the Riots

In this podcast, recorded for the LSE Impact project, I spoke to Tim Newburn from LSE about the Reading the Riots project. This was a rather astonishing collaboration he undertook with the Guardian newspaper, carrying out a large scale research project into the… Read More ›