Data Stories

Laura Watts, Dawn Nafus

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‘Big Data’ rises and accumulates today from so much of our activity, off and online, that our lives seem almost suffused by ‘The Cloud’. But perhaps data might be otherwise? In this collection, Laura Watts and Dawn Nafus, two ethnographers, bring together stories from different data sites: from the marine energy industry, and from the Quantified Self movement. These Data Stories speak, not of clouds, but of transformations: in things, in energy, and in experience.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOrkney
PublisherBrae Editions
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781907508059
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • marine energy
  • quantified self
  • ethnography
  • anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies


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