In this fascinating talk from the NSMNSS conference last year, Evelyn Ruppert discusses the economies and ecologies of Big Data. Her research flowed from the Social Life of Methods project and led to the establishment of the exciting journal Big Data &… Read More ›
Archive for July 2014
The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting. People are newly… Read More ›
You can read the article here. His new book on this topic looks great.
There’s an overview of the project on the CRESC website here.
This blog post is a copy of a working paper that I wrote for Durham Doctoral Working Papers last year. It is on the politico-ethical issues associated with researching social movements. My ideas have developed some what since then but… Read More ›
Review by James MacFarlane The Proactionary Imperative aims to provide a comprehensive intellectual basis for the emerging progressive movement of transhumanism. This is approached though four main chapters, then culminating in a manifesto. The first chapter sets the scene by… Read More ›
As so often happens, a post by Pat Thomson recently caught my imagination and left me thinking more deeply about an aspect of my own academic experience. There are lots of reasons I find the mechanics of postgraduate education interesting, foremost amongst… Read More ›
by Hannes Antonschmidt* If he could look into the faces of work commuters on public trains of Western cities today, C. Wright Mills would be quickly convinced of the continuing relevance of his 1951 book, “White Collar – The American… Read More ›