In the last year Alison Powell (LSE) and Ranjana Das (Surrey) have both used data walks to explore how data infrastructures are woven into the fabric of everyday life. This is how Ranjana described the approach they took for a walk in Guilford:
With similar plans in mind we set ourselves the task of going to a variety of different spots in Guildford to consider the subtle and often unnoticeable ways in which the streets we walk on, the shops we shop at, the food we eat, the everyday life we live – is increasingly datafied. While the ideas I set out are suggested in the snapshot below, students selected their own venues and locales and came up with some fabulous notes.
Would you be interested in joining a data walk in Cambridge next year? If so please contact Mark Carrigan and we can begin making plans.