A meter for the mortgage meltdown
July 9, 2008
Check out this article by the NYTimes featuring an Implode-O-Meter set up by a former computer scientists and mathematician at Emory University. The site is designed to measure and make visible the ‘misery in the housing market’. According to the article:
“The Implode-O-Meter is just the latest iteration of online death-watch lists. When the dot-com bubble burst, a slew of similar sites popped up, most notably one with an obscene name playing off the title of Fast Company, the magazine. That site and others like it faded when the technology company blowups were no longer front-page news.”
Is this an example of what Callon means when he says that all types of scientists (not just economists) can and do build tools that participate in the constitution of market events…?