Our Data Ourselves


Project Summary:

The Our Data Ourselves project examined ways of understanding and reclaiming the data that young people produce on smartphone devices. More specifically, it explored the growing usage and centrality of mobiles in the lives of young people between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, questioning what data-making possibilities exist if users can either uncover and/or capture what data controllers such as Facebook monetize and share about themselves with third-parties. We therefore designed MobileMiner, an app we created to consider how gaining access to one’s own data not only augments the agency of the individual but of the collective user. Finally, we explored the data productions from everyday use of mobiles during two hackathons that we held.

Project Description:

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Research Associate

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Year
Start Date:
Oct
2013
End Date:
Dec
2015

Funder:
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) UK

Year Project Started:
2013

Collaborator:
Tobias Blanke

Collaborator Institution:
University of Amsterdam

Collaborator Role:
Primary Investigator

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Arts and Humanities Research Council
462,000.00
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