Issue Number Two: Crowds and Clouds
This issue of LIMN focuses on new social media, data mining and surveillance, crowdsourcing, cloud computing, big data, and Internet revolutions. Rather than follow the well-worn paths of argument typical today, our contributors address the problems in new ways and at odd angles: from the power and politics of statistics and algorithms to crowdsourcing’s discontents to the capriciousness of collectives in an election; from the focus group and the casino to the worlds of micro-finance and data-intensive policing. Together they raise questions about the relationship of technology and the collectives that form in and through them.
At first glance this journal seems to combine everything I love about Public Culture and Social Text with an eye for design and user experience. And they even have a print edition as well.
Recommended Reads: “Microworking the Crowd”
“Algorithmic Recommendations and Synaptic Functions”