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  • 1. Curating Activism Data and Technology Workshops Thomas Mortensson, Helena Ford, RodricYates - IBM UK Ltd
  • 2. Welcome • Introductions and what we hope we can achieve by the end of the 4 workshops
  • 3. The start of a 4 day set of workshops • Today’s workshop is to give a basic grounding in the technology and some of the things you can do using technology. • Today is about showing, telling but mostly playing • Maybe you will see some things you know already, maybe it is new territory
  • 4. Workshop 1 - Introducing Working with Information • Definition of data and computing • Computing to Generate Art - Showcase & play • Chaos moving into Mandelbrot - realising beauty from simple maths in realtime. Tom: Mandelbrot, Ellie: FlamePainter • Working with different ways to access and generate data - Makey Makey; Simple sensors;Air Quality Sensors; Neurosky • Data sources - Showcase & Play • Programming to sequence music using Logic Express - then sequencing with your body • 3d generation of objects - Grapher (Tom) / Sketch up (Ellie) • Example of simple information using Sentiment Words • Some simple ways to visualise data - 3djs.org and leaflet • Manyeyes/metoffice/visual.ly/ • Quality of Life (data.gov.uk) – Bristol Specific Datafeeds (rodric) / publicdata.eu – European wide datasets • (next session) • IOC - bringing individual pieces of information together to help cities work better • Facebook / Cosm / KML • Twitter as a source of data • Georeference Dataset (Locations, Lat, Lon, Populations) visualised through Google Maps / Google Earth • NHS
  • 5. Workshop 2 - Tools and Techniques pt 1 • Introducing some Visualisation Tools - Showcase • visual.ly - http://visual.ly • d3js.org • leaflet • icharts - http://www.icharts.net/ • Home Grown (Tom ref: Python) • wordle/manyeyes - http://www-958.ibm.com/software/analytics/labs/manyeyes/ • Betterworldflux - http://www.betterworldflux.com • Cosm - http://cosm.com • ICA - Content and Sentiment Analytics
  • 6. Workshop 2 - Tools and Techniques pt 2 • Getting Computers to do what you want. • Scratch • Code Academy • Pre-built Modules • Sentiment Analysis Module • Cosm/KML module • COSM and Twitter API to load dynamic data calls into Curation • WordPress • ManyEyes • PhotoShop/Paint • Google Charts/icharts/Google Docs • Thinking about your project • what do you want to show, what do you need to do it • Curation Engine • How to store information links, projects and outcomes.
  • 7. Workshop 3 - Hands On: Building your Project • Objective: Kick off bringing the project together • Generating content, working on the project with assistance and guidance and committing to the outputs of the project • End the day with a prototype of the project and documented project plan in the Curation engine
  • 8. Workshop 4 - Hands On: Curating and Producing your project • Objective: Completion of the project and packaging the output onto the Curation Server for further re-use.
  • 9. Questions we want to answer today • What a computer really is and how to get the most from them • What is data, information, knowledge, wisdom - how do they differ • What can I use as input, what can I show as output • What kind of things are possible without much effort.
  • 10. Anything that instructs something on how to do something is Getting information in, doing something with it and pushing information out is Computing
  • 11. What is data? • Anything that you can use to generate information
  • 12. Let’s start to play Creating Beauty using chaos