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Louise Mullagh

Research student

InfoLab21 Lancaster University Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4WA


United Kingdom

Research overview

Is open enough? Towards context aware open data practices. (working title)

My research explores contexts of open data re-use; focussing specifically on people and places. Data can be considered an abstract phenomenon, but is increasingly impacting upon our everyday lives. Furthermore, it exists in a "non-place", in data centres far removed from our view and used by people with the skills and infrastucture to do so. I am interested in discovering whether it is possible to develop a context aware open data practice that challenges current dominant practices, such as the hackathon or data drive, one which engages people and places.


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