Best Practices for Working Creatively with Personal Data


Written, compiled and edited by Marilène Oliver, Alissa Hamilton, and Katrina Ingram, 2021

These guidelines have been informed by many conversations and discussions with all the Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality (KTVR) research team, invited speakers, and guests: Zach Blas (University of Toronto), Dana Dal Bo, Pierre Boulanger (Computer Science, U of A), Chelsey Campbell (Art & Design, U of A), J.R. Carpenter (Digital Literature, University of Southampton), Silvia Casini (Visual Culture, Science and Technology, University of Aberdeen), Craig Chapman (Kinesiology, U of A), Jonathan Cohn (Digital Humanities, U of A), Susan Cox (Research Ethics, University of British Columbia), Joelle Dietrick (Digital Studies, Davidson College), Daniel Evans (Art & Design, U of A), Gabor Fichtinger (Queen’s University, U of A), Martin Ferguson-Pell (Biomedical Engineering, U of A), Jonathan Garfinkel (Medical Humanities, U of A), Gillian Harvey (Design Studies, U of A), Fahim Hassan (Public Heath, U of A), Katrina Ingram (AI Ethics, Ethically Aligned AI), Greg Kawchuck (Rehabilitative Medicine, U of A), Manal Kleib (Nursing, U of A), Ewen Lavoie (Kinesiology, U of A), Nathanial Maeda (CogPro, U of A), Lianne McTavish (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, U of A), Jerrold McGrath (UKAI, Toronto), Stephan Moore (Music, Northwestern University), Owen Mundy (Digital Studies, Davidson College), Remigius Nwabueze (Law, University of Southampton), Ubaka Ogbogu (Law, U of A), Walter Ostrander (Computer Engineering, U of A), Dhara Pancholi (Computer Science, U of A), Kumaradevan Punithakumar (Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, U of A), Geoffrey Rockwell (Philosophy, U of A), Peter Seres (Peter S. Allen Scanner Centre), Scott Smallwood (Music, U of A), Kirtan Shah (Computer Science, U of A), and Richard Thompson (Biomedical Engineering, U of A).

Special and sincere thanks to reviewers Lianne McTavish, Jonathan Cohn, Nidhi Hedge, Jacob Jaremko, and Kumaradevan Punithakumar. 

The KTVR research project has is supported by a Kule Institute for Advanced Studies grant and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant.