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Attack of the Social Media Zombies

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Samuel Gerald Collins


My colleague, Matthew Durington, and I have just finished our final iteration of a 4-year collaborative project, Anthropology By the…More

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Poor Data, Rich Data, Big Data, Chief

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Samuel Gerald Collins


Over the past 2 years, Big Data has worked its way into public consciousness, courtesy of widespread news exposure and…More

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Latent City

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Samuel Gerald Collins


Mapping Social Networks onto Urban Spaces A couple of decades ago, social network analysis was a fairly recondite branch of…More

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I watched Carol Reed’s “The Third Man” (1949) again last week, and I was again reminded what a perfect parable…More

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Dziga Vertov's "Man with a Movie Camera. Image courtesy wikicommons

Sitting on my desk is a book that I page through when I have a moment: Quantum City.  It’s not…More

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