What’s the next big thing in big data?

Elizabeth E. Joh (UC-Davis): Policing by Numbers: Big Data and the Fourth Amendment. Bernard E. Harcourt (Chicago): Governing, Exchanging, Securing: Big Data and the Production of Digital Knowledge. Erik Palmer (Southern Oregon): Of Symbolic Power and Big Data: Instagram and the Disruption of Media Photography in the 21st Century. From the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a special section on Big Data, including Hal R. Varian (Google): Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics; and David W. Nickerson (Notre Dame) and Todd Rogers (Harvard): Political Campaigns and Big Data. Jeffrey Goldfarb interviews Klaus Bruhn Jensen on exploring problems surrounding big data. Big data is a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media — are we making a big mistake? Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis on eight (no, nine!) problems with big data. Does even Nate Silver have limits? Zachary Shore on what big data can — and can’t — tell us. Mikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg on how your big data is worthless if you don't bring it into the real world. Big data comes to the office. The Economist explains the backlash against big data. Nancy Weiss Hanrahan on big data, little music. Big data, bad prophets: Josh Lowe interviews Tim Harford. Prison breakthrough: Big data can help states decide whom to release from prison. Janet Vertesi on how an experiment opting out of big data made her look like a criminal. James Lichtenberg on big data: Should publishers even care? Kathleen J. Frydl on coercion in the age of big data. Does big data threaten political inequality? Andrew Mayersohn wants to know. What’s the next big thing in big data? Bigger data. Kate Crawford on the anxieties of big data: What does the lived reality of big data feel like? (and more)