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Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World

Rob Kitchin


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? This book 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, the book demonstrates how data are shaped by social and political forces, and the extent to which they influence our daily lives. The book begins with an overview of the sociality of data. Data-driven endeavours are as much a result of human values, desi ... More

Keywords: data creation, data-driven technology, data, data-rich world, daily lives, data revolution, digital ethics, data sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529215144
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529215144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rob Kitchin, author
Maynooth University