Welcome to the ‘speculative data stories’ project site. Through the development of a new methodology – co-designing with speculative data stories – this project builds on and supports the work of the Higher Education After Surveillance network. The project will contribute a new, digital approach to working with stakeholders in higher education to understand and shape data futures and surveillance practices in universities.
Through the creation of a speculative data storytelling approach, and working with stakeholders including our external partner, the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), we’ll create and test a digital resource for telling stories about possible surveillance futures. This resource will help inform new approaches to interrupting, reducing or reconfiguring surveillance practices in higher education; including directly informing the design and development of a Higher Education Surveillance Observatory. The project team is working across education, design and creative writing fields.