Good Data – Publication & Book Launch

When: December 20, 2018

INC is happy to announce that in January 2019 we will publish a new title in the Theory on Demand series: Good Data – Edited by Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann.

To celebrate this there will be a book launch & drinks on 24 January 2019 – 17:00-18.30 @Spui25 in Amsterdam.

The editors Kate Devitt and Monique Mann and member of the DATACTIVE team will discuss the book and open the discussion.

Good Data

In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the collection and automated analysis of information by government and private actors. In response to the totalizing datafication of society, there has been a significant critique regarding ‘bad data’ practices. The book ‘Good Data’, that will be launched at this event, proposes a move from critique to imagining and articulating a more optimistic vision of the datafied future.

With the datafication of society and the introduction of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation, issues of data ethics and data justice are only to increase in importance. The book ‘Good Data’, edited by Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann, examines and proposes ‘good data’ practices, values and principles from an interdisciplinary, international perspective. From ideas of data sovereignty and justice, to manifestos for change and calls for activism, this edited collection opens a multifaceted conversation on the kinds of futures we want to see. The book presents concrete steps on how we can start realizing good data in practice, and move towards a fair and just digital economy and society.


Angela Daly is a transnational and critical socio-legal scholar of the regulation of new technologies. She is currently based in the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law and holds adjunct positions at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law (Australia) and the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society (Netherlands).

Kate Devitt is a philosopher and cognitive scientist working as a social and ethical robotics researcher for the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group. She is an Adjunct Fellow in the Co-Innovation Group, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland. Her research includes: the ethics of data, barriers to the adoption of technologies, the trustworthiness of autonomous systems and philosophically designed tools for evidence-based, collective decision making.

Monique Mann is the Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Technology and Regulation at the     Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology. Dr Mann is advancing a program of socio- legal research on the intersecting topics of algorithmic justice, police technology, surveillance, and transnational online policing.