Happy birthday to German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, born #onthisday in 1646. @email@example.com looks at how Leibniz's early vision of computation and the “combinatorial art” speak to our own age of data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence: https://publicdomainreview.org/2016/11/10/let-us-calculate-leibniz-llull-and-computational-imagination/ #OTD
The @firstname.lastname@example.org & @email@example.com book 'Critical Zones - the Science & Politics of Landing on Earth" is now being printed. Congratulations to the editing team and thanks to all the authors for their contributions and patience.
Podcast & transcript - In conversation with Achille Mbembe https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/publications/2020/jun/sprc-conversation-achille-mbembe
For those interested in apps, internet history, and platform evolution with a Chinese twist, check out @LRJia@twitter.com & @XF_Han0823@twitter.com's impressive article: "Tracing Weibo (2009–2019): The commercial dissolution of public communication and changing politics" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24701475.2020.1769894
I just published three short videos on Gephi, for beginners.
How to install
Layouts & clusters
Technologies of Speculation is (finally) coming out next month! I wrote about it in the @NYUPress@twitter.com blog: https://www.fromthesquare.org/the-limits-of-knowledge-in-a-data-driven-society/
Intro+Ch1 now free to read, & you can use code HONG30 for 30% off.
Book took a long time to brew, and I'll share more about the process soon, but 1/2
Our special issue of @FemMediaStudies@twitter.com based on the conference Algorithms for Her is OUT NOW! We have some killer short, gummable papers that explore the relationship between algorithms, the study thereof, feminism, gender and class... [a thread]
Techno-political archaeology of the "ping": digital automation was not elimination of human factors but their integration with machines; 24/7 networked digital anxiety is psychic fallout of Cold War surveillance systems; composition of the ping is affective, technical, political https://twitter.com/itsmybike/status/1275041997301125120
Sign the petition in support of colleagues at UWE, one of the few departments in the UK focused on ‘continental philosophy’ https://www.change.org/p/marc-griffiths-uwe-pro-vice-chancellor-and-executive-dean-of-health-and-applied-sciences-save-uwe-s-philosophy-programme
A bit of happy news in troubled times: I received a copy of my book, "Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms," which will be published later this month by @PrincetonUPress@twitter.com https://press.princeton.edu/books/ebook/9780691200002/metrics-at-work
Will big data illuminate reality, or distort it as James Ladyman suggests? Does the usefulness of big data depend on the questions we ask, as @firstname.lastname@example.org argues? Should we focus on the way big data changes society, as @NoortjeMarres@twitter.com advises? https://iai.tv/video/numbers-vs-narrative
there's a huge perception gap right now between what people with professional work-from-home jobs are feeling right now and what's actually happening to the american economy https://twitter.com/drdesrochers/status/1273253863492116483
UvA media studies is looking to hire two assistant professors, "media and information" https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/292541/assistant-professor-of-media-and-information/ and "media and culture" https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/292540/assistant-professor-of-media-and-culture/
Data visualization at its finest https://twitter.com/niccolethurman/status/1272725840455798784
Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at King’s College London. Cofounder Public Data Lab. Researcher, Digital Methods Initiative + médialab, Sciences Po.
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