Tag Archive for ‘digital sociology’

Algorithms and Accountability

Algorithms and Accountability took place in the Department of Law at New York University in February. Here’s the description of the symposium: Scholars, stakeholders, and policymakers question the adequacy of existing mechanisms governing algorithmic decision-making and grapple with new challenges… Read More ›

Senior Lecturership in Digital Cultures

Job vacancy: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=60631 Closing date: 19 May 2015 The post-holder will contribute to the continuing success of the MA Digital Culture and Society, and will join the team teaching on and further developing the BA Digital Cultures. They will be… Read More ›

Making Sociology Public

This was originally published on Making Science Public Ever since I began to study Sociology, I’ve been fascinated by the question of how the discipline orientates itself towards public life. When I first encountered Sociology I was an intellectually frustrated… Read More ›

CfP: Web Science 2015

Call for Papers & Posters (text version) The Web Science conference welcomes participation from all disciplines including, but not limited to, art, computer and information sciences, communication, economics, humanities, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, in pursuit… Read More ›

What is Digital Sociology?

What is Digital Sociology? I really like that Deborah Lupton suggested this title for her recent lecture at Warwick because it’s a question which fascinates me. Obviously this is in part a matter of terminological novelty, with ‘digital sociology’ obviously supplementing… Read More ›

Privacy in a Digital Age

In this interesting debate from the iai.tv the “outspoken philosopher of science” Steve Fuller (also SI blogger and Warwick sociologist) debates Cory Doctorow and Kate Russell on the meaning of privacy in contemporary society. I’m pretty hostile to Fuller’s argument here but there’s some… Read More ›