• What we are reading #2: video and digital ethnography methods

    February 18, 2020 by

    Last week, we started our fieldwork, involving visiting the homes of people living in Sydney and talking to them about their digital technology use and the personal data generated by their use. We video-tape the visits for use in later analysis and write a detailed case study for each home visit. To prepare us for… Read more

  • Second project publication out now

    October 14, 2020 by

    The second publication from the ‘Living with Personal Data’ project, entitled ‘Enacting intimacy and sociality at a distance in the COVID-19 crisis: the sociomaterialities of home-based communication technologies‘ (authored by Ash Watson, Deborah Lupton and Mike Michael) has now been published in Media International Australia in an extraordinary issue on “Coronavirus, crisis and communication”. In… Read more

  • First project publication now published

    July 14, 2020 by

    The first publication from the ‘Living with Personal Data’ project, entitled ‘Towards more-than-human digital data studies: developing research-creation method‘ (authored by Deborah Lupton and Ash Watson) has now been published in Qualitative Research. In this article, we discuss various creative methods we experimented with in developing the approaches we wanted to use in the project.… Read more

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Living with Personal Data: Australians’ Understandings and Practices is a two-year project funded by the Australian Research Council beginning in 2019. The project takes a sociological approach to investigating how Australians across a wide range of social groups are living with and through their personal digital data – the digitised information that is generated when they go online, use mobile devices and apps, smart home technologies or move around in public spaces embedded with digital sensors.

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