Supposedly, there is a new science called „computational anthropology“: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/528216/the-emerging-science-of-computational-anthropology/. But what does it tell us about the cultural meanings and practices of people? How is it critical? How is it context driven? Let`s make social anthropology out of it, and look at the power of algorithms instead! We urgently need this perspective.
Anyone who might be interested to organize a panel on this one (let`s say „medium-term style“) feel free to get in touch with me.