You are not your data but your data is still you

New worlds need new language. TOne of those things to name is what is happening to ourselves and our data proxies. Expanding our language from privacy to personhood enables us to have conversations that enable us to see that our data is us, our data is valuable, and our data is being collected automatically.

[Book] The Anthropology of Epidemics

Published before global movement drew largely to a halt, before the majority of the earth's human population was shut indoors and before words like "virus" and "pandemic" proliferated, this curated collection is today far more than timely.

Deutsche Bank Research on life after Covid-19

It will take years to recover from covid-19. This edition of Konzept, the online magazine of Deutsche Bank Research, analyses the many different ways in which the world will be different and outlines options to deal with the most difficult challenges our societies and economies now face.

The public’s role in COVID-19 vaccination

This report considers human factors in relation to future vaccines against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), drawing on insights from design thinking and the social, behavioral, and communication sciences. It provides recommendations on how to advance public understanding of, access to, and acceptance of vaccines that protect against COVID-19.

15 years of Experientia

Today is the 15th birthday of Experientia. The first ones to thank are all our collaborators (former and current ones), but also our clients, our partners and our network for their support and commitment. We wouldn't have reached our 15 years without you.

Behavioral Covid-19 research in Italy

The Milan-based consumer and health research center EngageMinds HUB of the Università Cattolica has done some timely research on how Covid-19 has influenced the behavior of Italians. The reports are all in Italian, so you should use a translation engine if you want to read them in full. Meanwhile here is a summary.

[Book] Slowdown

Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that human progress has been slowing down since the early 1970s. Danny Dorling uses compelling visualizations to illustrate how fertility rates, growth in GDP per person, and even the frequency of new social movements have all steadily declined over the last few generations.

[Book] How to Future

How to Future
How to Future is a guidebook to futuring and arms you with tools, strategies and practices that illuminate new strategic pathways.

Reuters e-book about society after the pandemic

Humanity either learns key lessons from the pandemic, corrects course and becomes a more resilient species. Or it tears further apart and expands the divisions in society that predated Covid-19. In a new e-book on what will change, Breakingviews (a unit of Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters) takes the more optimistic view.

[Book] All data are local

All data are local
In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, we should approach data sets with an awareness that they are created by humans and their dutiful machines, at a time, in a place, with the instruments at hand, for audiences that are conditioned to receive them, says Yanni Alexander Loukissas, Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech.