This post is a general reflection on the concerns of working with big data that follows from our first collaboratory on genomics held at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge this week (see Evelyn’s previous blog for further details). In discussing the opportunities, risks and challenges of working with big data, like Evelyn, I […]
Our first collaboratory brought us together with a diverse group of genomic scientists working in academia, business, foundations and research institutes to discuss practical and conceptual issues about working with big DNA data. One objective of this collaboratory involved developing, experimenting and trialling an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral method for collaborative discussions across the social and […]
Socialising Big Data Collaboratory 1 09:30 – 17:15 hrs, Monday 2nd December, 2013 Rosalind Franklin Pavilion, Hinxton Hall Conference Centre Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire Overview Genomics is possibly one of the most sustained attempts at counting things ever undertaken in the modern life sciences. Genomics and various related ‘omics’ fields have developed a […]
We have two panels presenting on ‘Socialising Big Data: The in/ vulnerabilities of digital data-objects’ at the CRESC Annual Conference to be held at SOAS, London, next week (4th-6th September). On Thursday 5th September, papers will include: Evelyn Ruppert, From Probability to Plausibility: In/vulnerable numbers; Ana Gross and Celia Lury, Drawn Numbers: Secrets, Public Statistics and […]
We will be presenting papers, along with others, at two panels on Socialising Big Data at the upcoming CRESC Annual Conference, 3-6 September, SOAS, London. Here is our line-up: From probability to plausibility: in/vulnerable numbers, Evelyn Ruppert Drawn Numbers: Secrets, Public Statistics and Representational Crises, Ana Gross and Celia Lury Big Data and Climate Change Mitigation: […]
The project started as of 1st June 2013 and we will now provide regular posts on our progress (see link under Projects). To start, we would like to welcome Stephanie Alice Baker to the team who will be serving as the project Researcher.
Our collaboration aims to undertake various projects to advance the social scientific analysis of ’big data’ and digital practices. Our motivation is the proliferation of digital data and methods that are innovating new ways of knowing and governing people and things. Yet how these digital practices specifically work and their governing consequences, we suggest, are not […]