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“Data philosopher” – Geoffrey Bowker
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Jonathan W. Y. Gray is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.
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Jonathan W. Y. Gray is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London where he is currently writing a book on Data Worlds: The Politics of Open and Public Data in the Digital Age (forthcoming on MIT Press). His work explores the role of digital data, digital methods and digital infrastructures as sites of contestation, invention, intervention and participation in the composition of collective life, grounded in fields such as science and technology studies, new media studies, critical theory and philosophy.
His research has been published in journals such as Big Data and Society; New Media and Society; Information, Communication & Society; Statistique et Société and Digital Journalism. He is co-editor of Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access (with Martin Eve, MIT Press, 2020) and The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards A Critical Data Practice (with Liliana Bounegru, Amsterdam University Press, 2021). At King’s he teaches courses on the politics of data, critical data practice, digital methods, data journalism, data activism and visual methods.
He is also Co-Founder of the Public Data Lab; Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam; and Research Associate at the médialab at Sciences Po (founded by Bruno Latour). He is co-director of KCL’s Centre for Digital Culture; part of the advisory group for the Critical Infrastructure Studies Collective and co-editor of the Digital Studies book series on Amsterdam University Press. Previously he was Prize Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath and a Postdoctoral Researcher on the European Research Council funded DATACTIVE project at the University of Amsterdam. He studied Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, Social Sciences at the Open University and completed his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London.
In addition to his academic work, Jonathan has been involved in setting up a number of projects and initiatives such as The Public Domain Review, Open Data for Tax Justice and Open Trials. He is Senior Advisor at the global civil society organisation Open Knowledge International and on the Advisory Board of the LSE Impact Blog at the London School of Economics and Political Science and of the Fair Tax Foundation, a non-profit initiative dedicated to promoting tax transparency and fairness. He is also on the steering committee for MediArXiv, an open access archive for research in media, film, and communication studies. He has written for The Guardian, Open Democracy and other outlets. More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.