Category Archives: metrics

Economy and Society event at York

York will be hosting an event on ‘Economy and Society in the West and Beyond’ on the 24th of April. The conference site is here and the outline is below: In the wake of the recent financial crisis, scholars have … Continue reading

Posted in metrics | Leave a comment

Values and Value

A website has now been setup for Bev Skeggs major project on the relations between values and value. This looks like it will be a really important project that expands Bev’s previous work on value into digital culture and other … Continue reading

Posted in cultural theory, metrics, web cultures | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Current reading…Foucault and Ajana

Following the post earlier today on reading, I thought I’d return to posting about things I’ve read. I spent quite a bit of time last term working on a virtual special issue of Theory, Culture & Society on ‘Fiction & … Continue reading

Posted in cultural theory, metrics | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in data and dataplay, future of sociology, infrastructures, metrics, university, visualisation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Punk Sociology…50% discount

I posted previously about the recent publication of my Punk Sociology book. To mark 12 weeks since I submitted the manuscript, the publishers are offering a 50% discount on the hardback. This offer is only available for 7 days. The … Continue reading

Posted in cultural theory, fiction, future of sociology, history of sociology, metrics, music, university, writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Punk Sociology…published

My book Punk Sociology has now been published. I posted previously about the content of the book and Les Back’s endorsement (and also linking to chapter 1 which is still available open access). The book can now be accessed through … Continue reading

Posted in cultural theory, fiction, future of sociology, history of sociology, infrastructures, metrics, music, university | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Big Data and Geography

The current issue of Dialogues in Human Geography contains a special section on Geography and Big Data. The section follows the usual format for this journal, with a featured article followed by a series of responses. In this case the … Continue reading

Posted in data and dataplay, infrastructures, metrics, software, space | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

How Shazam uses big data to predict the next big artists

Apparently Shazam are making use of the data from their app to make predictions about which songs will be hits. This article gives some description of the process and predictions (thanks to Emma Uprichard for the link). Here we can … Continue reading

Posted in data and dataplay, infrastructures, metrics, mobile devices, music, software | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The emergence of neoliberalism

Nick Gane, who has been working on a project on the history of neoliberalism, has a written a great piece on ‘The Emergence of Neoliberalism: Thinking Through and Beyond Michel Foucault’s Lectures on Biopolitics‘. It has just been published on … Continue reading

Posted in cultural theory, future of sociology, history of sociology, infrastructures, metrics | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Geodemographics of the super rich

Roger Burrows has written a piece on the geodemographics of the super rich for the new Discover Society magazine. This is an early publication from a really important project on the super rich.

Posted in data and dataplay, infrastructures, metrics, visualisation | Leave a comment