Tag Archive for ‘data science’

Big Data and New Skills

A panel on the challenge of big data which took place at the International Sociological Association’s Logic & Methodologies conference. Bringing together a panel of academic experts, this event calls upon the panelists to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing research… Read More ›

CfP: Countercultures of Data

Call for Papers for *Philosophy and Technology*’s special issue on Countercultures of Data Guest Editor Anna Lauren Hoffmann, School of Information – University of California, Berkeley About the Issue 25 years ago, Sandra Harding—in her influential book *Whose Science? Whose… Read More ›

The Politics of Data

A new series on the LSE Impact Blog, following on from the Philosophy of Data Science interview series and the Discover Society special issue on the Politics of Data (Science). Follow it in full here. Our latest series delves into the politics of data…. Read More ›

The politics of data science

A special issue of Discover Society I recently edited: FOCUS: The Emerging Contours of Data Science William Housley, (Cardiff University) Read More VIEWPOINT: The Politics of Data Visualisation Joanna Boehnert Read More ON THE FRONTLINE: What is the Data in Big… Read More ›

Big data philanthropy

This recent article in the New Yorker introduces a new counselling service, based in New York, which uses text messages a point of contact for young people experiencing crisis. It’s an intriguing discussion of changing generational norms regarding communication, offering a rich… Read More ›

The big data brain drain

This provocative post by Jake VanderPlas argues that “the skills required to be a successful scientific researcher are increasingly indistinguishable from the skills required to be successful in industry” and that important implications follow from this for the future of higher education. There… Read More ›