Category Archives: data and dataplay

Bev Skeggs on values beyond value

In a previous post I mentioned some of the reading I was doing, I’ve now had chance to read Bev Skegg’s article ‘Values beyond value? Is anything beyond the logic of capital?‘ in detail. I found it to be genuinely … Continue reading

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Understanding the human machine

The notion of the quantified self has been getting quite about of attention recently, particularly with mobile phone apps providing various ways of measuring the self. When searching around I came across this excellent short commentary article, ‘Understanding the human … Continue reading

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My current reading, writing and the ebb/flow of the academic year

Over the last three or four weeks I’ve not really posted very much on here about my research. This is largely because of the ebb and flow of the academic year. The end of the second term is always a … Continue reading

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My review of Btihaj Ajana’s Governing Through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity

My review of Btihaj Ajana’s excellent book Governing Through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity has just been published on the early view section of Information, Communication & Society. [Update: the review is available open access to the first 50 people … Continue reading

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Developments at Big Data & Society

I posted about the new journal Big Data & Society and its blog a little while ago. The journal is now taking shape and the blog is being used to post the abstracts if forthcoming articles as well as other … Continue reading

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Kittler on data and surveillance (a new translation)

At the Theory, Culture & Society open site we have just published a new translation of a piece by Friedrich Kittler. The piece was originally published in 1986 but this is the first translation into English. It focuses on questions … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and the Digital by David Berry

David Berry’s new book Critical Theory and the Digital has just been published by Bloomsbury. It looks excellent. I’ve ordered a library copy and I hope to get a review copy. The book looks ideal for teaching on theories of … Continue reading

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Predicting the future success of researchers and their research…academic moneyball

A bit of a scary article on the LSE Impact blog. It is a piece about using various metrics to predict which academics will achieve future success, and also to predict which journal articles will be most successful. The idea … Continue reading

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A music timeline (using big data)

Flowing data have some information about the use of data to create historical music timelines. The above shows the consumption of music genre over time.

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Researching code/coding research(ers)

In this blog post for the ‘Code Acts in Education’ initiative Ben Williamson offers some reflections on how algorithms and code are shaping research practices, outcomes and dissemination. Ben provides an overview of some of the literature in this area … Continue reading

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