Evelyn Ruppert on the economies and ecologies of big data

The Digital Sociology web resource has a video of Evelyn Ruppert talking ion the ‘Economies and Ecologies of Big Data‘. Evelyn is editor of the forthcoming journal Big Data & Society. She discuss the journal a little in the talk. Evelyn has been really developing the big data agenda in sociology, including the editing of this recent special issue on the social life of methods. This particular talk attempts to situate big data in some broader debates and makes links between the sociology of bug data and some of the business rhetoric. This talk addresses some of the emergent social questions around developments in big data. It also provides some definitions of the term.

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