Open data initiatives may hold much promise and value, but more attention is needed on how these projects are developing as complex socio-technical systems. Rob Kitchinelaborates on four specific areas that have yet to be fully interrogated. These critiques affirm that open data initiatives need to be much more mindful of the positive and negative implications of how open data functions within such complexity.
This post is a modified extract from a forthcoming book by Rob Kitchin, The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences (Sage, London).
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