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Sensing Air and Generating Worlds of Data

As environments increasingly become computational so does computation become environmental. Tech-driven practices of environmental monitoring such as citizen-based air quality measurements and sensor networks generate material-political worlds through “creaturing data.” Jennifer Gabrys shows how the instrumentation of the planet with sensor devices produces specific forms of concretizations that have a life of their own and contour the earthly space anew.

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Jennifer Gabrys

Goldsmiths, University of London

Jennifer Gabrys is Reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project, "Citizen Sense." Her publications include Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics (University of Michigan Press, 2011); and Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).