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"By Their [Data] You Will Know Them": Historical Reflections on Capturing Patterns in Everyday Life

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"By Their [Data] You Will Know Them" : Historical Reflections on Capturing Patterns in Everyday Life. / Gatherer, Derek; Kuijer, Lenneke; Pettersen , Ida Nilstad.

Everyday Futures. ed. / Nicola Spurling; Lenneke Kuijer. Lancaster : Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, 2016. p. 59-64.

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Harvard

Gatherer, D, Kuijer, L & Pettersen , IN 2016, "By Their [Data] You Will Know Them": Historical Reflections on Capturing Patterns in Everyday Life. in N Spurling & L Kuijer (eds), Everyday Futures. Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, Lancaster, pp. 59-64.

APA

Gatherer, D., Kuijer, L., & Pettersen , I. N. (2016). "By Their [Data] You Will Know Them": Historical Reflections on Capturing Patterns in Everyday Life. In N. Spurling, & L. Kuijer (Eds.), Everyday Futures (pp. 59-64). Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University.

Vancouver

Gatherer D, Kuijer L, Pettersen IN. "By Their [Data] You Will Know Them": Historical Reflections on Capturing Patterns in Everyday Life. In Spurling N, Kuijer L, editors, Everyday Futures. Lancaster: Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University. 2016. p. 59-64

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Gatherer, Derek ; Kuijer, Lenneke ; Pettersen , Ida Nilstad. / "By Their [Data] You Will Know Them" : Historical Reflections on Capturing Patterns in Everyday Life. Everyday Futures. editor / Nicola Spurling ; Lenneke Kuijer. Lancaster : Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, 2016. pp. 59-64

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