I was so thrilled to receive a copy of Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data in the mail a few weeks ago. This compilation edited by Nanna Thylstrup, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D'Ignazio, and Kristin Veel features critical entries on big data from a wide range of prominent and upcoming media scholars, arranged glossary style. (And, what a beautiful cover!)
The volume contains my own entry, "Digital Assistants", and critically explores the "commonsense" design practices of smart digital assistants and related technologies.
A pre-print of my chapter is available if you can't get your hands on this excellent book. Otherwise, I recommend taking the time to read through these provocative essays that provide a snapshot of the big data environment and suggestions for our data futures.
Thank you to the editors and authors whose time, labor, and generosity crafted this wonderful resource!