Over recent years data science has become integral to many sectors across society. From learning analytics and public health to … More
From determinism to chance – notes on Hacking (1990)
Amidst the many anxieties that surround datafication is the recurring question of how numbers and statistics have become cemented throughout all … More
What is data interoperability and why is it important in education?
The use and usefulness of data depends upon how easily it can be shared across devices and digital systems. While … More
All data are local – notes from Loukissas (2019)
In his most recent book, designer Yanni Loukissas makes a simple yet compelling argument: all data are local. Loukissas’ book could … More
When do humans make decisions in algorithmic processing?
In Automated Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks draws attention to the moments in which … More
Automating educational inequality through data…? Notes on Virginia Eubanks
In her 2017 book Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks examines how social … More
Taina Bucher on relational ontology and data
In her latest book If…Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics, Taina Bucher uses the notion of ‘relational ontology’ to analyse the power … More
Resignation, realism or normalisation?
One of the aims of our research project is to inform, educate and agitate for change in the ways that … More
Narrating data: developing ethnographic accounts of data in schools
One of the research methods we will be using in the DSS project is data ethnography. In a basic sense, … More
Students as data subjects (part I)
Outside of the home, schools are one of the most significant domains for young people when it comes to personal … More
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