the new DATACTIVE team is in!

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Starting from October 2015, a bunch of truly amazing people joined me to work on the DATACTIVE project. The 9-people team include 5 PhD students, 2 postdoctoral researchers, and one research assistant. We however work as a horizontal research collective, so I won't tell you who does what.
Their names are (in no particular order) Jonathan Gray (USA/UK), Becky Kazansky (Russia/USA), Frederike Kalteuner (Germany), Niels Ten Oever (Netherlands), Kersti Wissenbach (Germany), Mahsa Alimardani (Canada/Iran), Corinne Cath (Netherlands/Brazil) and Lonneke van der Welden (Netherlands). Their background span philosophy, sociology, human computer interaction, international relations, media studies, science and technology studies, liberal arts, critical security studies.
We explore the politics of big data broadly defined. We take a critical look at massive data collection, privacy and surveillance | social movements, activism and internet activism | internet infrastructure, cybersecurity and their governance | open data and civic tech networks (and more).
Here you can read my 'hello world' blog post for the new website,, designed by our own Frederike Kaltheuner.
Stay tuned!