Category Archives: science and technology studies

Twelve Challenges for Critical Data Practice

As we’re in the final stages of editorial for the Data Journalism Handbook (forthcoming on Amsterdam University Press) Liliana Bounegru and I are curious to hear from those who have read and/or used the online beta of the book. In particular we’re curious to learn about any projects or activities which were prompted by the “Twelve […]

Also posted in books, data, Data Journalism Handbook, data politics, datajournalism, datajournalismhandbook, digital journalism, open access, projects, Public Data Lab, research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Online launch of “Critical Zones” exhibition at ZKM

This weekend sees the online launch of “Critical Zones – Observatories for Earthly Politics” at ZKM Center for Art and Media in Germany, co-curated by Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel, Martin Guinard and Bettina Korintenberg. I’ve contributed a chapter on “The Datafication of Forests? From the Wood Wide Web to the Internet of Trees” to the […]

Also posted in academia, art, Bruno Latour, climatechange, data, data aesthetics, data politics, environment, events, exhibitions, humanities, media studies, open access, publications, research, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

New Article: “‘Fake News’ as Infrastructural Uncanny”, New Media & Society

An article by Liliana Bounegru, Tommaso Venturini and I on “‘Fake news’ as infrastructural uncanny” has just been published in New Media & Society. It builds on work that we did as part of the Field Guide to “Fake News” with the Public Data Lab. The article is open access and freely available on the web and in PDF format. […]

Also posted in A Field Guide to "Fake News" and Other Information Disorders, academia, media studies, Public Data Lab, publications, research | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Book chapter: “What a difference a dataset makes? Data journalism and/as data activism”, Data in Society, (Policy Press, 2019)

A book chapter on  “What a difference a dataset makes? Data journalism and/as data activism” co-authored with Liliana Bounegru has just been published in a new book Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation on Policy Press. The preprint is available here and an excerpt from the introduction and full reference are copied below.

Also posted in academia, data, data activism, datajournalism, media studies, publications, research | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

New Chinese Translation of Public Data Lab’s “A Field Guide to ‘Fake News’ and Other Information Disorders”

I’ve just received a copy of a new Chinese translation of the Public Data Lab‘s “A Field Guide to ‘Fake News’ and Other Information Disorders” which has been published by the Quality News Development Association (優質新聞發展協會) in Taipei. I’ve been told that a free digital copy is forthcoming, and in the mean time printed copies […]

Also posted in A Field Guide to "Fake News" and Other Information Disorders, academia, books, datajournalism, digital journalism, digital methods, open access, Public Data Lab, publications, research, translations | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Book Chapter: “Computational Imaginaries: Some Further Remarks on Leibniz, Llull and Rethinking the History of Calculating Machines”, DIA-LOGOS: Ramon Llull’s Method of Thought and Artistic Practice (University of Minnesota Press, 2018)

I’ve just had a chapter published in a new book on DIA-LOGOS: Ramon Llull’s Method of Thought and Artistic Practice (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018). The book is edited by the philosopher Amador Vega; the artist, curator and theorist Peter Weibel (who also co-curated the Making Things Public exhibition with Bruno Latour); and media theorist Siegfried […]

Also posted in academia, art, culture, history, humanities, leibniz, media studies, philosophers, philosophy, publications, research, sociology, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

New Course on “Data Activism” at King’s College London

This academic year we’ve got a new graduate course on “data activism” at King’s College London, which I’ve been teaching this semester. The course supports students to critically engage with emerging practices associated with data activism, drawing on perspectives from science and technology studies, (new) media studies and data studies. Along with other readings, it […]

Also posted in academia, actor-network theory, advocacy, data, data activism, datactive, design, digital, digital methods, digitalhumanities, higher education, research, teaching, visualisation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

New paper: “Data witnessing: attending to injustice with data in Amnesty International’s Decoders project” in Information, Communication & Society

Information, Communication & Society have just published an article that I wrote on “Data witnessing: attending to injustice with data in Amnesty International’s Decoders project”. The article is open access and the abstract and full reference are copied below. This piece would not have been possible without the time and input from the list of […]

Also posted in academia, data, data activism, publications, research, visualisation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Abstract for “Fog of Finance? Visualising Offshore and the Aesthetics of Uncertainty” at MoneyLab #6, University of Siegen

Following is the abstract for our contribution on “The Fog of Finance? Visualising Offshore and the Aesthetics of Uncertainty” at the upcoming MoneyLab #6: Infrastructures of Money hosted by the Institute of Network Cultures and the University of Siegen. This is based on a collaboration between the Tax Justice Network, the University of Sussex, Density Design and the […]

Also posted in academia, advocacy, art, data, datajournalism, design, digital, digital journalism, digitalhumanities, Public Data Lab, research, talks, taxjustice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

New Book Chapter: “Making Data Public? The Open Data Index as Participatory Device” in Good Data (Amsterdam, Institute of Network Cultures: 2019)

A book chapter on “Making Data Public? The Open Data Index as Participatory Device” co-authored with Danny Lämmerhirt has just been published in a new open access book on Good Data. The book is part of the Theory on Demand series of the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, founded by media theorist and activist […]

Also posted in academia, advocacy, data, Data Worlds, datajournalism, digital, media studies, open access, policy, publications, research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed