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Making the Invisible Seen: The Infrastructure of Modern Groundwater Governmentality in Taiwan

Ho Chun-Yi , September 7th, 2021


In 2009, the Taiwan High Speed Railway Company (THSR) claimed that severe land subsidence in Changhua and Yunlin counties was compromising and damaging the structural integrity of the…


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Anthropology and the Twitter Challenge

Samuel Gerald Collins , May 26th, 2021


For many of us in anthropology, the advent of “big data” represents a threat.  Why, after all, spend months developing rapport and interviewing 100 people when you can…


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‘Dynamic Totalities’: Data Surveillance as a Paradigm

Ravi Chakraborty , June 16th, 2020


In the zeitgeist of academia, surveillance has clearly an ominous connotation. However, is surveillance not fundamentally a way of looking? More formally, a way of looking at totalities….


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Innocent images? The ethics of sharing your children’s photos online

Caitlin Wylie , December 24th, 2019


There are collections of embarrassing childhood photos stashed in most parents’ homes. Everyone remembers an instance when those photos unexpectedly appeared in ways that were awkward or humiliating,…


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Det manglende engasjementet for den ‘smarte byen’, og hvorfor det bør bekymre deg

marikken , October 3rd, 2019


Innsamling av store datamengder blir stadig enklere, og mulighetene som åpnes opp av dette begynner å gjøre seg gjeldende i byutvikling. I såkalte ‘smarte byer’ ønsker man å…


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Is Data Always Right?

Marek Tobota , July 16th, 2019


    For several years now, data has been a master key unlocking many doors in marketing. The days are long past when large data volumes were the…


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Critiquing Big Data in China and Beyond

Samuel Lengen , February 26th, 2019


“I do think that the Internet truly makes us feel the world can become a smaller place,” an interlocutor, whom I will call Bo, told me in his…


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In the Journals: December 2018

williamodum , January 18th, 2019


From: Papachristos, A. V., Brazil, N. and Cheng, T. (2018), Understanding the Crime Gap: Violence and Inequality in an American City. City & Community, 17: 1051-1074. doi:10.1111/cico.12348  …


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Thick data e investigación cualitativa

Julian Bueno , November 16th, 2018


Se llama Thick Data a la información cualitativa sobre la experiencia de uso y consumo de bienes y servicios en la sociedad. El Thick Data o «datos gruesos…


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Biocommensurations

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018


Psychiatry is in crisis because it failed to integrate symptom classifications with biomarkers. Its future depends on finding new ways of bringing disparate insights together. Any kind of…


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What the Tech Sector Could Learn from Anthropology

The Familiar Strange , July 18th, 2018


Technology is a social tool that requires understanding of social and cultural factors for it to be a driver of equality. Failing to incorporate an anthropological perspective into…


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El marketing que regalan los clientes

Antonio Leon , October 2nd, 2017


El que regala bien vende si el que recibe lo entiende Proverbio español Ya deben saber que vivimos en el mundo 2.0. Aunque algunos afirmen estar ya en…


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Data overload

The Anxious Anthropologist , August 21st, 2017


How do we proceed to live in a world in which data overwhelms us? At every point we seem to be participating in capture schemes that reduce us…


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Big Data in China: Wie China ein soziales Schufa-Register schaffen will

Mirko Woitzik , February 27th, 2017


Die chinesische Regierung plant die Einführung eines landesweiten Bewertungssystems für ihre Bürger. Mithilfe von Daten soll persönliches Betragen und Kreditwürdigkeit ermittelt werden, wobei Musterbü…


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Big Data in China: Wie China ein soziales Schufa-Register schaffen will

Mirko Woitzik , February 27th, 2017


Die chinesische Regierung plant die Einführung eines landesweiten Bewertungssystems für ihre Bürger. Mithilfe von Daten soll persönliches Betragen und Kreditwürdigkeit ermittelt werden, wobei Musterbü…


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The Partial Truths of Big Data

Samuel Gerald Collins , January 18th, 2017


Last July I was using R to do some social network analysis of Instagram tags.  After lots of package downloads, App Developer’s applications, etc., I couldn’t get it…


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The hidden story of how metrics are being used in courtrooms and newsrooms to make more decisions

Angèle Christin , June 20th, 2016


Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: The next author for the Co-designing with machines edition is Angèle Christin (@angelechristin), sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Data & Soci…


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Co-designing with machines: moving beyond the human/machine binary

tricia wang , June 13th, 2016


Letter from the Editor: I am happy to announce Welcome to the The Co-Desinging with Machines edition. As someone with one foot in industry redesigning organizations to flourish in a…


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Web Roundup: Data, Safety, and Bias by Lily Shapiro

Lily Shapiro , June 1st, 2016


Many people probably saw the news that Facebook allegedly privileges left-leaning stories in its trending news section, a story broken by Gizmodo at the beginning of this month….


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Datalogical Systems and Us

Helen Thornham , March 17th, 2016


In this post for ‘The Person in the (Big) Data‘ edition of EM, Helen Thornham @Thornhambot talks about how her research into data and the everyday has made her think critically…


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Web Roundup: How Do You Feel Today? by Emily Goldsher-Diamond

Emily Goldsher-Diamond , February 29th, 2016


New Facebook reactions, the expansion of “like” options to include “love,” “sad” and “angry” emoticons (among others), is just one way affect has collid…


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Data and the Anthropologist: Could you be using your anthropology skills in a more data centric role?

Emma Louise Backe , November 6th, 2015


By Astrid Countee When people think of quantitative analytics, big data, and statistics, they rarely picture an anthropologist. The truth is that although our discipline is well known…


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