Fill in the Gap: A New Alliance for Social and Natural Sciences

by Venturini, Tommaso, Jensen, Pablo and Latour, Bruno
Abstract:
In the last few years, electronic media brought a revolution in the traceability of social phenomena. As particles in a bubble chamber, social trajectories leave digital trails that can be analyzed to gain a deeper understanding of collective life. To make sense of these traces a renewed collaboration between social and natural scientists is needed. In this paper, we claim that current research strategies based on micro-macro models are unfit to unfold the complexity of collective existence and that the priority should instead be the development of new formal tools to exploit the richness of digital data.
Reference:
Fill in the Gap: A New Alliance for Social and Natural Sciences (Venturini, Tommaso, Jensen, Pablo and Latour, Bruno), In Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, volume 18, 2015.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{venturini2015,
abstract = {In the last few years, electronic media brought a revolution in the traceability of social phenomena. As particles in a bubble chamber, social trajectories leave digital trails that can be analyzed to gain a deeper understanding of collective life. To make sense of these traces a renewed collaboration between social and natural scientists is needed. In this paper, we claim that current research strategies based on micro-macro models are unfit to unfold the complexity of collective existence and that the priority should instead be the development of new formal tools to exploit the richness of digital data.},
author = {Venturini, Tommaso and Jensen, Pablo and Latour, Bruno},
file = {:Users/tommaso/Documents/Mendeley Desktop/Venturini, Jensen, Latour - 2015 - Fill in the Gap A New Alliance for Social and Natural Sciences.pdf:pdf},
issn = {1460-7425},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
keywords = {Big Data,Micro Macro,Modeling,Science Policy,Simulations,Social Science},
number = {2},
pages = {11},
title = {{Fill in the Gap: A New Alliance for Social and Natural Sciences}},
url = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/18/2/11.html},
volume = {18},
year = {2015}
}

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