Critical Data Studies Lab

The Critical Data Studies Lab at UT is led by Amelia Acker, Assistant Professor in the School of Information. The lab focuses on studying the sociotechnical dimensions of data technologies in our lives.

We study how data is collected, named, managed, applied and debated in different contexts–from scientific research and cultural heritage institutions, to social networking platforms and mobile applications.

The CDS Lab also provides infrastructure and support for graduate students interested in the relationships of culture to data, focusing on research that addresses the impact of data in our lives from a critical perspective.