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Book Chapter: “Ways of Seeing Data” in Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research (London, Palgrave Macmillan)

A book chapter that I co-authored on “Ways of Seeing Data: Towards a Critical Literacy for Data Visualizations as Research Objects and Research Devices” has just been published in Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research (London: Palgrave Macmillan). It was written with Liliana Bounegru (University of Groningen / University of Ghent), Stefania Milan (University […]

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Piece in Open Democracy: “How Could a Global Public Database Help to Tackle Corporate Tax Avoidance?”

The following piece was originally published in Open Democracy to coincide with the release of a new research report co-authored with Alex Cobham (Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network) and Richard Murphy (City, University of London) looking at the current state and future prospects of a global public database of corporate accounts. It was also cross-posted on the Tax Justice Network […]

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Call for Papers: “Digital Methods for Public Policy”, International Conference on Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 28-30th June 2017

I’m involved in organising a panel on “Digital Methods for Public Policy” at the International Conference on Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 28-30th June 2017. If you’re interested in using digital methods for policy research, then you’re welcome to apply. Further details about the panel can be […]

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Talk: “Data Infrastructure Literacy”, 4S/EASST, Barcelona

Today I’ll be giving a talk at at 4S/EASST in Barcelona about ongoing research on “data infrastructure literacy” by Liliana Bounegru, Carolin Gerlitz and myself. The abstract is copied below. This is part of a track on “New Collective Practices of Measurement, Monitoring and Evidence” organised by Evelyn Ruppert, Daniel Neyland and Jennifer Gabrys at […]

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Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po

For the next few months I’ll be a Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po in Paris, collaborating on several research initiatives with the médialab led by Professor Bruno Latour and the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). This will include mapping controversies around the taxation of multinational companies, as well as developing research on data infrastructures […]

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Talk on “How is Data Made? From Dataset Literacy to Data Infrastructure Literacy”, Web Science 2015, University of Oxford

Today I gave a talk titled “How is Data Made? From Dataset Literacy to Data Infrastructure Literacy” as part of the Data Literacy Workshop at ACM Web Science 2015 hosted at the University of Oxford. Drawing on a comparison between data and photography that I made in an article for the Guardian several years ago, […]

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Talk on “The Politics of Open Data: Past, Present and Future” at Data Power conference, University of Sheffield, 22nd June 2015

I’m giving a talk today on “The Politics of Open Data: Past, Present and Future” at the Data Power conference at the University of Sheffield. The slides and abstract for the talk are copied below. The Politics of Open Data: Past, Present and Future from Jonathan Gray

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Talks at “Policy-Making in the Big Data Era” conference, University of Cambridge, 17th June 2015

On Wednesday I will give three papers at the Policy-Making in the Big Data Era conference at the University of Cambridge. One paper will argue for a broadening of the politics of public information from a focus on the disclosure of datasets to the reshaping of data infrastructures. Another will look at the use and […]

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Towards a New Politics of Public Information: From Opening Up Datasets to Reshaping Data Infrastructures?

Today I’m giving a working paper exploring a politics of public information that goes beyond a focus on the disclosure of datasets and looks towards interventions into the data infrastructures through which they are produced. The paper was co-authored with Tim Davies at the University of Southampton and will be delivered at the Open Data […]

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Talk on “Digital Transparency and the Politics of Open Data” at King’s College London, 8th May 2015

I was invited to give a talk at a conference on the “Politics of Big Data” at King’s College London, which took place yesterday. I spoke about “Digital Transparency and the Politics of Open Data” and gave an overview of several ongoing research projects around these topics. The abstract for the talk was as follows, […]

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