a picture of me on a bridge at Water of Leith Walkway in Edinburgh, close to steps up to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


My research seeks to critically and creatively engage with the roles of digital data, methods and infrastructures in society.


I’m currently finishing a book on public data practices and contributing to projects examining:


On this site you can find a gathering of:


I am Director of the Centre for Digital Culture and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London. I am also co-founder of the Public Data Lab and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam and the médialab at Sciences Po, Paris.


My mother and her family are Hakka-Chinese-Malaysian-Singaporean-American and my father was Scottish - which means my background is Hakka-Chinese-Malaysian-Singaporean-American-Scottish. I contribute to the work of several anti-racism and East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) community groups, including End Violence and Racism Against ESEA Communities, besea.n and kindredpacket.


My name is Jonathan W. Y. Gray. I use my middle initials as there are many other Jonathan Grays out there. I often use my initials jwyg as a username on the web and social media.

To get in touch you can find contact details here. To keep in touch more ambiently you can find various posts, notes, updates, lists, piles, repositories, activities and administrative detritus at: