While cultural heritage professionals are debating ethical issues and the future of museums, arts and culture, the Google Arts & Culture project is displaying human remains and stolen objects online. This article explores how Google's reach and technical affordances might impact efforts to transform the fields of cultural heritage and museology.
Big Data is the new gold. However, what exactly do platforms know about us? This case study is going to explore transparency in data collection of Google and Apple to answer the question of who we are in the eyes of tech giants.
In her first Diggit column, Linnet Taylor (Tilburg University) makes the case that big tech has a consent problem and that researchers should address the lumpy, inconvenient, political reality of big tech.