Tag Archives: big data

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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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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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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Big Data & Society

The new open access journal Big Data & Society is getting closer to publication. It’s edited by Evelyn Ruppert. It now has a blog/website which is now live. It contains some further information about the journal, with more to follow … Continue reading

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The metaphors of big data

Deborah Lupton has posted a really insightful analysis of the metaphors associated with big data. Deborah explores the different terms used to describe big data. The piece focuses predominantly on liquid type metaphors, but also includes some discussion of by-product … Continue reading

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A special issue on ‘Making data – big data and beyond’

The literature on ‘big data’ is continuing to grow at a fairly rapid pace. First Monday have just published a special issue on ‘Making data – Big data and beyond‘ edited by Rasmus Helles and Klaus Bruhn Jenson.

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A short reading list on the topic ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences’

Yesterday I posted some description and an outline of my module ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences‘. Afterwards a couple of people asked if I’d be happy to share the readings, which I certainly am. So I managed to … Continue reading

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A comprehensive list of data sources and services

Via Rob Kitchin on Twitter, the Visualising Data blog has an entry that is described as ‘A big collection of sites and services for accessing data‘. The post contains a comprehensive list of the data sources, and analysis tools, that … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Why big data is not the truth

The New York Times has published an overview of a recent talk by Kate Crawford on the limits or ‘myths’ of big data. This has been circulating around Twitter over the last few days, with various responses. The piece outlines … Continue reading

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