Research position

See full ad for the position here. Closes: 27th September 2017 Research Officer (Critical Data Literacy, Creative Media and Social Equality) We wish to appoint a part-time, fixed-term Research Officer to work with PI Dr Aristea Fotopoulou ( in the project “Critical data literacy, creative media and social equality”. The role will involve undertaking a…


  This research project identifies the critical and creative skills that will help community organisations and citizens analyse and interpret open data. It does so through engagement with local organisations in a DataHub workshop, which explores basic tools for accessing open datasets and for using creative media to tell engaging and impactful stories. This one-year…

Critical data literacy

Big data are everywhere, and they are transforming the way we live. But what kinds of skills are needed in order to make sense of these data? What do community organisations need to know if they want to communicate in an engaging way? How can data become relevant and accessible for the social good?

What is Open Data?

Or even, what is data, and why is it important to learn how to use them?