Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age, 1-2 August 2014, University of New South Wales

The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age 1-2 August 2014, University of New South Wales Very interesting looking conference – speakers include Paul Patton, Jessica Whyte, Miguel Vatter, Ben Golder and many more. Full programme and details here. The … Continue reading

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‘Who owns land in Scotland’? Mapping ownership

A few days ago I said a little about the map on the front cover of  the report The Land of Scotland and the Common Good. My focus in those comments was about the cover image and the maritime boundaries. As … Continue reading

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Mapping the world through its airport connections – excellent visualisation

  At Data visualization designer Jason Davies has been playing with the topic of boundaries for some time already. Jason is exploring mathematical functions to redraw the global boundaries according to different phenomena. In his latest map he used a spherical Voronoi diagrams … Continue reading

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Computational Social Science Conference, University of Warwick, 11-13 June 2014

Computational Social Science conference Wed 11 – Fri 13 June 2014, University of Warwick, UKThe increasing availability of large quantities of human behavioural data has drawn the interest of researchers across the social sciences, the natural sciences and engineering. This conference aims … Continue reading

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Boko Haram annotated bibliography – substantially updated and now in pdf form

In early 2013, on one of my visits to Nigeria, I posted an annotated bibliography of academic work relating to Boko Haram. I updated the bibliography periodically, and then put it to one side for several months. I have now added … Continue reading

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Miller and Sinanan’s Webcam reviewed

A new review at the Society and Space open site – Miller & Sinanan’s Webcam.

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Barry Stocker’s reading of Foucault on the punitive society continues

Lecture eight part one and two – Barry Stocker’s reading of Foucault’s La société punitive continues.

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Wendy Brown—Governmentality in the Age of Neoliberalism (2014)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Governmentality in the Age of Neoliberalism Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley Video of Professor Wendy Brown’s talk in March 2014 at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria in…

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Rob Kitchin’s forthcoming The Data Revolution has a website, with bibliography

Rob Kitchin’s book The Data Revolution is forthcoming later this year from Sage. Traditionally, data has been a scarce commodity which, given its value, has been either jealously guarded or expensively traded.  In recent years, technological developments and political lobbying have turned … Continue reading

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House-prices to salaries ratio map of England

Interactive map here; analysis here – from The Guardian. Some very striking regional differences – not just London, but uneven and not a simple north-south divide either.

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