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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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Digital by-product data and the social sciences (my postgraduate module)

Over the last two or three weeks I’ve been working on my postgraduate module ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences’. The module ran for the first time last year and I’ve been trying to develop the content a bit … Continue reading

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The New Circulations of Culture

My short article ‘The New Circulations of Culture’ has just been published in Berfrois. It’s a piece about the way that data circulations and new media infrastrcutures are reconfiguring culture (based upon my recent book).

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Mapping football data

Flowing Data link in to a visualisation of football data that shows the areas on the pitch where goal assists were made. The visual is not that surprising, but it does suggest the widespread harvesting and use of data in … 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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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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2013 Brit Awards

The 2013 Brit Awards was the usual industry affair. The occasional controversial moment across its history has distracted from the fact that it has always been a space for music industry showboating – with very occasional edgy moments. This review … Continue reading

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Google’s data centres

Jussi Parikka has a post about Goigle’s data centres on his Machinology blog. The piece responds to Andrew Blum’s recent book to talk about the material presence of data clouds in data centres. There is some talk of layout and … Continue reading

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Music, taste and digital data

I’ve been trying to think about how digital data of different sorts can be used to find out about music cultures. One of the strands of this work attempted to think about the by-product data created by the music site … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Data

David Brooks has a piece in the New York Times on the Philosophy of Data. It’s a fairly short piece that sets out a bit of an agenda for thinking about the possibilities of data. Much of it will be … Continue reading

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