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Keller, Michael; Neufeld, Josh (2014): Terms of Service. Understanding our role in the world of Big Data, hrsg. von Rhyne Piggott und Lam Thuy Vo,
This critical big data literacy tool provides a very interesting and low - threshold approach to teaching about big data: through a graphic novel. The story focusses on many individual real cases of controversial big data usage. The novel’s characters explain these examples in an easily - accessible manner and often provide a critical perspective on these cases. Moreover, experts from the field, for example researcher danah boyd appear in the comic and are interviewed. The graphic novel aims at giving “a good foundation to start asking your own questions”. Thus, this tool addresses a general public without any prior knowledge and provides a great introduction to the topic of big data as well as fostering understanding and critical reflection of data practices. However, constructive advice could be made a little clearer.
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NGO / Civil society
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Non-free (proprietary, permissive, copyright)
Print (brochure, leaflet)
Educational, Journalistic, Political
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Up to 1 week
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