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The Data Revolution free pdf "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

About Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His research interests include open and big data, data infrastructures, mapping and spatial media, software and everyday life, and smart cities. He is principal investigator of the Programmable City project, the Dublin Dashboard, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Digital Repository of Ireland. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 books and over 150 articles and book chapters, including The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences (SAGE, 2014). He is editor of the international journal, Dialogues in Human Geography, and has been an editor of Progress in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. In 2013 he was awarded the Royal Irish Academy's Gold Medal for the Social Sciences and in 2011 the Association of American Geographers 'Meridian Book Award' for the outstanding book in the discipline.

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Author : Rob Kitchin
Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd
Data Published : 18 August 2014
ISBN : 1446287483
EAN : 9781446287484
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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