• What we are reading #1

    July 29, 2019 by

    As we begin our project, we are engaging with interesting new scholarship on theory and methods related to lively data, data sense-making and more-than-human inquiry. Here on this blog, we will regularly post lists of new work we are discovering and finding ‘good to think with’. This is our first list. Bergroth H. (2019) ‘You… Read more

  • Algorithmic Micropolitics – a zine-making workshop

    September 9, 2019 by

    On Monday September 9, a group of researchers joined us for a workshop on the topic of algorithmic micropolitics. The workshop was held by the Vitalities Lab, Centre for Social Research in Health and Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney. Bringing together zine-making and digital data, we collaboratively made a zine to critically consider how… Read more

  • Excerpt from Introduction of Data Selves

    September 2, 2019 by

    Originally posted on This Sociological Life:
    My new book Data Selves: More-than-Human Perspectives is due for publication next month. Below is an edited excerpt from the Introduction chapter, in which I explain my theoretical approach. The phenomenon of personal digital data poses a challenge at an ontological level. Personal data blur and challenge many of the…

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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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