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“data philosopher” – Geoffrey Bowker
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Jonathan W. Y. Gray (jwyg) is Director of the Centre for Digital Culture and Senior Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London; Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). His research explores the role of digital data, methods and infrastructures in the “composition of collective life”. More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and at @jwyg.
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Jonathan W. Y. Gray (jwyg) is Director of the Centre for Digital Culture and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. His research explores the role of digital data, methods and infrastructures in the “composition of collective life”, grounded in fields such as feminist science and technology studies, new media studies, critical theory and philosophy. 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 research has been published in journals such as New Media and Society; Information, Communication & Society; Big Data and Society; and Statistique et Société. 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).
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 and member of the Computational Humanities Research Group; part of the advisory group for the Critical Infrastructure Studies Collective; and co-editor of the Digital Studies book series on Amsterdam University Press.
He is Hakka-Chinese-Malaysian-Singaporean-American-Scottish, contributes to the work of several anti-racism and East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) community groups and serves on the committee of King’s College London’s Race Equality Network.
Jonathan has been involved in setting up various digital commons initiatives such as The Public Domain Review, Open Data for Tax Justice and Open Trials. He is a member of the Open Knowledge Foundation (formerly director of policy and research), and an advisor to the Fair Tax Foundation, LSE Impact Blog and MediArXiv. He has written for The Guardian, Open Democracy and other outlets.