The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences (2020)

The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences Rob Kitchin The Data Revolution Big Data Open Data Data Infrastructures Their Consequences Carefully distinguishing between big data and open data and exploring various data infrastructures Kitchin vividly illustrates how the data landscape is rapidly changing and calls for a revolution i
  • Title: The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences
  • Author: Rob Kitchin
  • ISBN: 9781446287477
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover
The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences Rob Kitchin Carefully distinguishing between big data and open data, and exploring various data infrastructures, Kitchin vividly illustrates how the data landscape is rapidly changing and calls for a revolution in how we think about data Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London Deconstructs the hype around the data revolution to carefully guide us through the historie Carefully distinguishing between big data and open data, and exploring various data infrastructures, Kitchin vividly illustrates how the data landscape is rapidly changing and calls for a revolution in how we think about data Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London Deconstructs the hype around the data revolution to carefully guide us through the histories and the futures of big data The book skilfully engages with debates from across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in order to produce a critical account of how data are enmeshed into enormous social, economic, and political changes that are taking place Mark Graham, University of Oxford Traditionally, data has been a scarce commodity which, given its value, has been either jealously guarded or expensively traded In recent years, technological developments and political lobbying have turned this position on its head Data now flow as a deep and wide torrent, are low in cost and supported by robust infrastructures, and are increasingly open and accessible A data revolution is underway, one that is already reshaping how knowledge is produced, business conducted, and governance enacted, as well as raising many questions concerning surveillance, privacy, security, profiling, social sorting, and intellectual property rights In contrast to the hype and hubris of much media and business coverage, The Data Revolution provides a synoptic and critical analysis of the emerging data landscape Accessible in style, the book provides A synoptic overview of big data, open data and data infrastructures An introduction to thinking conceptually about data, data infrastructures, data analytics and data markets Acritical discussion of the technical shortcomings and the social, political and ethical consequences of the data revolution An analysis of the implications of the data revolution to academic, business and government practices
The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences Rob Kitchin

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One thought on “The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences

  1. Alexander

    Some of the technical discussions around data infrastructures at the beginning made the read a bit cumbersome, but overall the discussion is balanced between overly optimistic boosterism and fear mongering Big Brother concerns Kitchin effectively surveys what research has been done already and points to gaps in the literature.

  2. Sheena

    Excellent and informative overview of how data is acquired and its potential impacts on a wide range of fields in the future It s a fairly dense read but it taught me a lot It also led me to a lot of deep contemplative moments about the future of data and privacy and so on It seemed like he could predict the thoughts I was mulling over, because soon afterwards he would address them It made the book feel almost like a conversation Also, the order of chapters was well laid out and that he did a gr [...]

  3. M.

    Rob Kitchin erl utert in diesem Buch auf eine sehr detaillierte und analytische Weise die bereits passierende Data Revolution Er zeigt sowhl Vorteile auf, aber gibt auch sehr viele Anregungen zu philosophischen Betrachtungen.F r Interessierte in Big Data und deren Philosophie auf jedenfall ein must have.

  4. Bernard W

    While the big data trend put a lot of emphasis on data analysis, too little emphasis has been put on the philosophy behind it This book provides much needed philosophical discussions about data.It s a great reference on the abilities and limitations of data, and contains many ideas for future business government initiatives on how to fill in the gaps of the data revolution.

  5. Raluca Stana

    Best Big Data book a complete description of data definitions, types, pitfalls, etc A foundation book in understanding Big Data.

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