Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Journal: Big Data & Society

I've had this in my inbox for a while but didn't get around to posting it, so here it is. There's a new journal relevant to both surveillance studies and STS; and guess what: it deals with big data. It's called Big Data & Society, and is a peer-reviewed, online-only, open access journal. I think it's fantastic that they want to fully exploit the possibilities of the digital format, i.e. by linking tohether different kinds of audiovisual media, or by including forms of knowledge beyond the traditional academic article (i.e. blogs). Here's an excerpt from their about page:

Big Data & Society (BD&S) is an open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes interdisciplinary work principally in the social sciences, humanities and computing and their intersections with the arts and natural sciences about the implications of Big Data for societies.

The Journal's key purpose is to provide a space for connecting debates about the emerging field of Big Data practices and how they are reconfiguring academic, social, industry, business and government relations, expertise, methods, concepts and knowledge.


BD&S seeks contributions that analyse Big Data practices and/or involve empirical engagements and experiments with innovative methods while also reflecting on the consequences for how societies are represented (epistemologies), realised (ontologies) and governed (politics).
(via Installing (Social) Order)

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