Tag Archives: Algorithms

Calculative Devices in the Digital Age: a call for papers

Louise Amoore has just sent me through this call for papers: Call for Papers: Calculative Devices in the Digital Age Department of Geography Durham University 21-22 November 2013 Keynote speakers (tbc): Prof. Pat O’Malley (Sydney)   Prof. Marieke de Goede (Amsterdam)   … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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How music recommendation works

Here is a really interesting and revealing piece on how music recommendation works. (Thanks to Emma Uprichard for the link). The piece provides an overview of the way the various applications help with ‘music discovery’. Some use aggregate taste patterns … Continue reading

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Algorithms in the academy: the sorting of academic practice

The following post is the full-length version of a piece that was published in edited form in Times Higher Education. David Beer In their song ‘Life’s an Ocean’, which appeared on their 1995 album A Northern Soul, The Verve sang … Continue reading

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Universities and the power of algorithms

A short magazine article I wrote on the power of algorithms to shape the university sector has been published in Times Higher Education. I tried to apply some of the work I’ve been doing on new media infrastructures to higher … Continue reading

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A book

This book looks promising. There are likely to be some important interfaces between computer science and social science in the coming years (hopefully).

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