Future Anthropology Ethics and Datafication: Temporality and Responsibility in Research

Pink, S and Lanzeni, D 2018, 'Future Anthropology Ethics and Datafication: Temporality and Responsibility in Research', Social Media and Society, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-9.


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Title Future Anthropology Ethics and Datafication: Temporality and Responsibility in Research
Author(s) Pink, S
Lanzeni, D
Year 2018
Journal name Social Media and Society
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd
Abstract In this article, we argue for an ethics of big data that is embedded in the emergent processes through which data are made, interpreted, and mobilized in mundane everyday contexts and examine how this could potentially be played out in research practice. We situate this as a response to a current crisis in accountability that has arisen in the context of the use of digital data to inform societal interventions, which we propose calls for a future-oriented anthropological ethics situated in the ongoingness of life. Such a standpoint offers a revised approach to temporality and attends to the ethics of intervening and engaging with the uncertainty of what is as yet unknown rather than simply with an ethics of the past. It offers us an opportunity to think differently about big data and ethics and to create an alternative ethics for big data and their analysis.
Subject Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) big data
ethics
ethnography
DOI - identifier 10.1177/2056305118768298
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2018
ISSN 2056-3051
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