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Open data: Are we there yet? ArticlesOpen dataResearch

Open data: Are we there yet?

We are flooded with open data and bombarded with constant news of new open data initiatives by all kinds of local, regional and national organizations. As an example, see the open data portal of the[…]

Caring about care infrastructures ArticlesCareInfrastructuresInterdisciplinarietyPublicationsResearchScience and Technology Studies

Caring about care infrastructures

The concept of care means at least two things (Tronto, 1993). Firstly, it refers to caring for, the gendered and never-ending daily work of sustaining live that marxist feminism defines as reproductive labor (Orozco, 2006). This[…]

Ideas and practices for non-ageist research in a digital world AgeismArticlesICTInterdisciplinariety

Ideas and practices for non-ageist research in a digital world

Masked under the veil of rigor and objectivity, scientific research on older and younger generations often replicates ageist assumptions, going unnoticed and remaining unchallenged. Researchers from the life sciences have noted the homogenizing and excluding[…]

Going global, thinking globally: How do we do it? ArticlesLiterary StudiesSocial Networks

Going global, thinking globally: How do we do it?

Frank Schätzing’s novel The Swarm is a massive, science-fiction novel that presents an apocalyptic world where the ocean has raised against human beings in response to their abuse in oil drilling, toxic waste dumping, and[…]

Young women’s interest in STEM: Why should we worry? ArticlesInterdisciplinarietyWomen

Young women’s interest in STEM: Why should we worry?

Many girls are reluctant to choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines related to computer science, engineering and hard sciences. In fact, and according to the Spanish Ministry of Education (MECD, 2018), during the[…]