Datafication

Ulises A. Mejias, Nick Couldry
2019 Internet Policy Review  
Datafication is not just the making of information, which, in one sense, human beings have been doing since the creation of symbols and writing. Rather, datafication is a contemporary phenomenon which refers to the quantification of human life through digital information, very often for economic value. This process has major social consequences. Disciplines such as political economy, critical data studies, software studies, legal theory, and—more recently— decolonial theory, have considered
more » ... erent aspects of those consequences to be important. Fundamental to all such approaches is the analysis of the intersection of power and knowledge.
doi:10.14763/2019.4.1428 doaj:d2942c2bea1c447c8879be4d5b943afd fatcat:hlduv3yinzhobpkqfo3y473yza