In Bristol, data commons, rather than being only stocks or stores of citizen-generated data, became sites to develop relationships of solidarity through the tolerance of friction, tension, and dispute about how data connects with things that matter to people.
in an early definition of “data commons,” human-computer-interaction researchers Dana Cuff and colleagues described them as “repositories generated through decentralized collection, shared freely, and amenable to distributed sense-making” and noted that these repositories “have been proposed as transforming the pursuit of science but also advocacy, art, play, and politics.”
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If our collective data is a data commons, then the big tech silos have enclosed it, taking our data and not allowing access to it.
Page 153 data commons, like the wireless commons, can be a way of figuring technical resources as shared sources of value and significance.: The