• 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

  • Data Letters and Data Kondo

    November 20, 2019 by

    This week, we experimented with two writing activities that worked towards inspiring people to think creatively about their personal data, with a particular focus on their feelings and relationships with their data. These activities were chosen as a way to engage with a more-than-human approach to personal data understandings and practices that Deborah has been… Read more

  • New book Data Selves now out

    October 7, 2019 by

    Originally posted on This Sociological Life:
    My new book Data Selves: More-than-Human Perspectives has now been released by Polity Press. In the book, I draw on feminist new materialism theory and the anthropology of material culture as well as analyses of popular culture and findings from my empirical studies talking to people about their personal…

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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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