Queer Data on The Good Robot Podcast

How should governments collect personal data? In this episode, Dr Kevin Guyan talks about the census, and the best ways of asking people to identify themselves. The podcast discusses why surveys that you fill in by hand offer less restrictive options for self-identification than online forms, and how queer communities are not just identified but produced through the counting of a census. As Kevin reminds us, who does the counting affects who is counted.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple or read the transcript.

Published by Kevin Guyan

Dr Kevin Guyan is a researcher and writer based in Edinburgh whose work explores the intersection of data and identity.

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