Living by numbers? Metrics, Algorithms and the Sociology of Everyday life. An audio of a talk by Roger Burrows

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The Goldsmiths Podcasting service now has a audio version of Roger Burrows inaugural lecture. It’s titled ‘Living by numbers: metrics, algorithms and the sociology of everyday life’. The audio is available here and the slides are available here. In the talk Roger brings together his work on geodemographics with his more recent work on metrics in higher education. The connection is based around the increasing role of metrics and algorithms in sorting everyday life – in this instance the focus is on the places we live and the work of academics. Roger reaches an interesting conclusion, inspired, I’m sure, by The Wire, its either ‘play or be played’ when it comes to responding to metrics.

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