AOk. Implementing structure vs organic "free for all" forms of collaboration

In the transcribed excerpt below, Wambui questions the thinking behind the loose structure of making decisions in the group. Is this an attempt towards a democratic research...Read more

"Open data for good governance": ossified funding regime but continued unmet need for mobilized citizenry

I mentioned, that despite a continued need articulated by Wambui, Hawi and Wangari earlier in the conversation for greater citizen engagement around data, it's ironic because ...Read more

Learning from Nairobi

Something Kim said - about Nairobi being an important site to learn from given that many in the US may be forced to go into the more informal economy, etc. - reminded me of a twist of that point...Read more
Fortun, Kim, Lindsay Poirier, Alli Morgan, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, and Mike Fortun. 2016. “Pushback: Critical Data Designers and Pollution Politics.” Big Data & Society 3 (2).

AO: This article by Fortun et al. describes dynamics of what the authors call "critical data design" -- the ability to link data and problems coupling an awareness of problems that aren’t yet articulated as problems of widespread public concern with awareness of the data sets that could help...Read more

AOk. Collaboration shifting one's way of thinking

In the transcribed excerpt below, Hawi suggests that through the close interactions he's had with members of the group who have different backgrounds and types of knowledges and...Read more

Bateson's deutero-learning and double bind

This call was organized around Bateson's concepts of deutero-learning and double bind which heavily influenced the discussion points raised in the call.Read more

AOk. Research, lightly structured

In this transcribed excerpt below, Wambui contrasts the "loose" organizational style of the Working Group with the more rigid and pre-determined system that she is used to ("research should be...Read more

Worry that data access does not lead to citizen activation/engagement

Kim asked the group: "What do you worry about related to open data in Kenya... Tell me a little bit about what would be a disappointing result, 10 years from now with open data...Read more

Process: Deutero Learning and Data Capacity Writing Project


- Read deutero readings (by end of Sept 2020)

- Create survey to circulate to broader Working Group members (Oct 2020)

- Host discussion during November (?) monthly...Read more

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