The word ‘data’ is used regularly across a range of areas – science, technology, politics, film, art or media. Some people see each and every one of us as a collection of data, files upon files of information to be interrogated.
Data terminology is part of our everyday lexicon. With data-related issues seemingly omnipresent in our lives, it’s important that we understand what these data-related terms mean in order for us to make sense of our enmeshed physical-digital landscape.
In this article, Sarah Kante explores the meaning data and some of the associated terms.