New book announcement: “Data, Now Bigger and Better!
April 13, 2015
From Bill Maurer
I’m happy to announce that the book Data, Now Bigger and Better!, the outcome of a number of interrelated ISTC activities and coedited by Tom Boellstorff and myself, is now out! (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo20285526.html).
With chapters by Genevieve Bell (Intel), Melissa Gregg (Intel), Tom Boellstorff (Irvine), Nick Seaver (soon to be at Tufts) and myself, the book is “an exploration of the kinds of theoretical provocations and conceptual enframings that are so needed when, it is often claimed, the very nature of big data means that knowledge is ‘at scale’ and concepts aren’t needed any more.” Prickly Paradigm Press (which publishes through University of Chicago Press) seeks to “bring the old-time pamphlet back… writing unconstrained and creative texts about meaningful matters.” In that spirit we had a lot of fun putting the book together and I hope you enjoy it!