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How do we decide who counts? Kevin Guyan, queer author, activist and scholar, joins us to discuss his latest book Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action to break down how data shapes the world around us, and how we in turn, shape it.
Numbers, after all, can hold an entire history of power and politics. We turn to Kevin’s experience with the film and television industry to discuss the limitations of using quantitative data to represent and solve problems and more broadly the complications behind using language to represent identity and lived experience. Take a listen.
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