Data is about relationships, not individuals

It’s serious

Pluralism in data

Pluralism is defined by The Data Feminism Principles rather succinctly:

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Data is about relationships, not individuals

Our Data Bodies is another data activist organisation who do fantastic work in marginalized neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, Detroit, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California. They look at digital data collection and human rights, work with local communities, community orginizations, and social support networks, and show how different data systems impact re-entry, fair housing, public assistance, and community development. They define a ‘data body’ as “a manifestation of our relationships with our communities and institutions, including institutions of privilege, oppression, and domination.”

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Miranda Marcus

Miranda Marcus

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Acting Head BBC News Labs / Wellcome Trust Data For Mental Health Research. ex Open Data Institute. Writes about data, design, digital, and anthropology.