The Data Revolution

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“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
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The Data Revolution


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Author by : Rob Kitchin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-08-18
Publisher by : SAGE

"Carefully distinguishing between big data and open data, and exploring various data infrastructures, Kitchin

Xml Web Services And The Data Revolution


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Author by : Frank P. Coyle
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2002
Publisher by : Addison-Wesley Professional

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Data Revolution


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Author by : Michael Toedt
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-01-14
Publisher by : epubli

Data is everywhere. There is no way to stop, deny or avoid it. Big Data is the next economic revolution. After

The Big Data Revolution


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Author by : Jason Kolb
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-04-18
Publisher by : CreateSpace

We create more data in a day then we did from the dawn of man through 2003 and approximately 90% of all the wo

Harnessing The Data Revolution To Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals


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Author by : Erol Yayboke
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-09-22
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield

Before launching its second round of global goals—the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—the United Nati

The Emerging Data Revolution In Africa


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Author by : Ben Kiregyera
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-01-01
Publisher by : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

The book presents a nuanced narrative about statistical development in Africa since around the time of indepen

A Road Map For A Country Led Data Revolution


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Author by : PARIS21
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-05-18
Publisher by : OECD Publishing

The Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution was produced by the Informing a Data Revolution (IDR) project,

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