Category Archives: software

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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Measurement, Circulation & Possibility (some notes for a forthcoming talk)

I’ve been asked to give a short presentation at an ISRF workshop, the details of the event are here. The workshop is on the theme of ‘Critique and Critiques’, with the second day focusing on critical theory in particular. The presentations … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Nick Couldry on the myths of the digital age (and big data)

Nick Couldry’s inaugural lecture ‘A Necessary Disenchantment: Myth, Agency and Injustice in the Digital Age‘ is now available as an audio podcast or as a video. It’s a really far reaching talk on the myths that circulate about developments in … Continue reading

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Louise Amoore’s The Politics of Possibility

  There is some news about Louise Amoore’s much anticipated book The Politics of Possibility on Stuart Elden’s Progressive Geographies blog. There is also a link to a preview of the introductory chapter. The book looks excellent. I’ve used Louise’s … Continue reading

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