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Data Lives By Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University)

Data Lives by Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University)

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Rob Kitchin explores how data-driven technologies have become essential to society, government and the economy. Blending scholarly analysis, biography and fiction, he demonstrates how data influence our daily lives.

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Data Lives Summary

Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World by Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University)

The word 'data' has entered everyday conversation, but do we really understand what it means? How can we begin to grasp the scope and scale of our new data-rich world, and can we truly comprehend what is at stake? In Data Lives, renowned social scientist Rob Kitchin explores the intricacies of data creation and charts how data-driven technologies have become essential to how society, government and the economy work. Creatively blending scholarly analysis, biography and fiction, he demonstrates how data are shaped by social and political forces, and the extent to which they influence our daily lives. He reveals our data world to be one of potential danger, but also of hope.

About Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University)

Rob Kitchin is a Professor in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, Ireland. He is author/editor of a number of books about technology and society and is a recipient of the Royal Irish Academy's Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.

Table of Contents

Part 1 ~ Introduction Data Stories Part 2 ~ the Life of Data Blind Data The Nature of Data Gridlock In Data We Trust How to Lose (and Regain) 3.6 Billion Euros Harmonizing Data Is Hard Open and Shut Case The Politics of Building Civic Tech So More Trumps Better? Hustling for Funding The Secret Science of Formulas The End of the Data Lifecycle Part 3 ~ Living With Data Traces and Shadows Recommended Life The Quantified Self Fighting Fires Management by Metrics Guinea Pigs Big Brother Is Watching and Controlling You Security Theatre When a Country Ignores Its Own Data Data Theft Data for the People, by the People Black Data Matters Part 4 ~ Conclusion A Matter of Life and Death Data Futures

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NLS9781529215144
9781529215144
1529215145
Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World by Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University)
New
Paperback
Bristol University Press
2021-02-03
274
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