In a blogpost titled ‘Is Facebook the future of the national census?‘ Francisca Grommé writes about the diversification in organisations counting populations and their methods. She argues that experimentation with big data by statistical agencies and other organisations can affect how people are able to influence how they are counted, categorised and governed.
As part of her Honorary Chair at EUR, Evelyn delivered the third ‘Van Doornlezing’ on 14 June 2018 at the ‘Dag van de Sociologie’ conference of the Dutch and Flemish Sociological Associations. The lecture, ‘Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Different Data Futures: An experiment in citizen data’ has been published and is available here. The text also[…]
As part of an ongoing interest in non-individualised academic practices, ARITHMUS and LSE colleagues organised a day of structured group writing on June 11, 2018 (see Murray and Newton, 2009).
How might citizen-generated data contribute to rethinking the fundamental assumption in official statistics that residence, home and work are aligned in a single state? This is the question of an ongoing experiment being conducted by ARITHMUS at the Department of Sociology on the category of ‘usual residents’, an international standard for defining a population base.[…]
Stephan Scheel and Funda Ustek Spilda contributed to University of Oxford, Faculty of Law’s Border Criminologies blog, with a piece titled “Big Data, Big Promises: Revisiting Migration Statistics in Context of the Dataficication of Everything.” Their piece is part of the Border Criminologies themed series ‘Migrant Digitalities and the Politics of Dispersal’ edited by Glenda[…]
On 17 May 2018 all ARITHMUS researchers participated in the seminar ‘Research Collaboration – Reflections on Theories, Concepts, Methods, Practices’ which was attended by four ERC funded teams. In their presentation they reflected on the challenges of overcoming methodological nationalism (see Working Paper no. 1). The seminar was held at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced[…]
Francisca reviewed the edited volume ‘Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology’ (ed. by Dominique Robert, Martin Dufresne), addressing questions as to how facts about criminal behaviour are established, how surveillance technologies spread and how crime prevention affects everyday experiences. The review can be found here.
Evelyn is making several presentations on An Experiment in Citizen Data during her fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study including: Maastricht University Science,Technology & Society (MUSTS) Colloquium on 28 March 2018; NIAS Fellow Seminar on 5 April 2018; University of Twente STePS Research Days Keynote on 18 April 2018; and European Research Council[…]