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ICT4Peace’s Sanjana Hattotuwa has been invited to give a lecture on 27 March 2014 at the International Security Network (ISN) of ETH Zurich on “Big Data, ICTs and New Media in Times of Crisis“.

The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is one of the world’s leading open access information services for both professionals and students who focus on international relations (IR) and security studies.

Established in 1994, its mission is to facilitate security-related dialogue and cooperation within a trusted network of international relations organizations, professionals and experts, and to provide open-source international relations and security-related tools and materials in accessible ways.The ISN is a project of the Center for Security Studies (CSS), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).

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  • 1. Big Data a glimpse of today’s state of play Sanjana Hattotuwa ! TED Fellow Special Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
  • 2. global pulse A global nervous system
  • 3. boston marathon social media http://trendsmap.com
  • 4. MetaLayer: sentiment analysis on twitter http://dev.geosprocket.com/vtirenecarto.html#
  • 5. twitter sentiments http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/twitter-data-hungover/
  • 6. twitter sentiments http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/twitter-data-hungover/
  • 7. big data Massive, often open data
  • 8. public data: free portals
  • 9. public data: cities
  • 10. open cities data: US http://us-city.census.okfn.org
  • 11. open data: zurich http://opendata.ch/category/zurich/
  • 12. drones: rendering new perspectives http://drones.pitchinteractive.com
  • 13. check-ins locating self & others
  • 14. NewYork
  • 15. Europe
  • 16. Flickr andTwitter: geo-tagged http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664462/infographic-of-the-day-using-twitter-and-flickr-geotags-to-map-the-world
  • 17. herefeed | instagram geo-tagged http://herefeed.com
  • 18. city map http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/5926358324/sizes/l/in/photostream
  • 19. foursquare: check-ins https://foursquare.com/infographics/500million?
  • 20. foursquare checkins: geo-tagged pulse http://vimeo.com/62289901
  • 21. foursquare checkins: Hurricane Sandy https://vimeo.com/52883962
  • 22. sightsmap: Panoramio geo-tagged http://www.sightsmap.com
  • 23. big data & media data driven journalism
  • 24. data driven journalism: Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/data
  • 25. poverty and unrest: Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/16/riots-poverty-map
  • 26. social media & rumours: Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/uk/interactive/2011/dec/07/london-riots-twitter
  • 27. big data & aid Data driven relief ops
  • 28. humanitarian response: CODs & FODs http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info
  • 29. situational awareness http://corp.geofeedia.com
  • 30. mobile network data & cdr’s http://www.unglobalpulse.org/Mobile_Phone_Network_Data-for-Dev
  • 31. mobile network data & cdr’s http://www.unglobalpulse.org/Mobile_Phone_Network_Data-for-Dev •Population migration during the Haiti earthquake •Mapping malaria in Kenya •Combatting H1N1 flu in Mexico •Socio-economic indicators in the UK, disaggregated by region •Poverty levels in Cote d’Ivoire •Optimising transportation networks in Abidjan
  • 32. digital humanitarians | new communities http://digitalhumanitarians.com
  • 33. digital humanitarians http://digitalhumanitarians.com
  • 34. digital humanitarians http://digitalhumanitarians.com
  • 35. digital humanitarians http://bit.ly/Is7yaE 7,000+ images ! 105,000+ clicks (tweets + images) ! Makati (Philippines), CapeTown (South Africa), Canberra & Gold Coast (Australia), Berkeley, Brooklyn, Citrus Heights & Hinesburg (US), Kamloops (Canada), Paris & Marcoussis (France), Geneva (Switzerland), Sevilla (Spain), Den Haag (Holland), Munich (Germany) and Stokkermarke (Denmark) ! No prior experience or training necessary. ! Anyone who knows how to use a computer mouse can become a digital humanitarian.
  • 36. digital humanitarians http://bit.ly/Is7yaE
  • 37. parcelling out large data analytics http://tomnod.com
  • 38. parcelling out large data analytics http://tomnod.com
  • 39. digital command operations centre http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/case-studies/en/Documents/2012-red-cross-10011336.pdf
  • 40. digital command operations centre http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/case-studies/en/Documents/2012-red-cross-10011336.pdf
  • 41. policymaking Data driven governance
  • 42. Post-2015 Conversations onTwitter http://post2015.unglobalpulse.net
  • 43. challenges big data brings big challenges
  • 44. The challenge: from information to intelligence • velocity • volume • variety • veracity
  • 45. a dystopian future the circle http://www.amazon.com/The-Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/0385351399
  • 46. a sobering present social physics http://www.amazon.com/Social-Physics-Spread%C2%97The-Lessons-Science/dp/1594205655
  • 47. big data vs. rights more data, more access vs. bounded use, sunset clauses
  • 48. privacy as a luxury commodification of human rights
  • 49. platforms vs end users cost of access determines ways of use
  • 50. process event
  • 51. frequency vs. value Is more always better?
  • 52. @ReallyVirtual
  • 53. ict4peace report http://ict4peace.org/updates/the-potential-and-challenges-of-open-data-for-crisis-information- management-and-aid-efficiency-a-preliminary-assessment
  • 54. flipboard magazine on big data https://flipboard.com/section/big-data-b94t1n
  • 55. tiki toki timeline on big data http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/132920/Big-Data
  • 56. iccm 2013 panel on big data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M8Hq948Gv8
  • 57. thank you sanjanahattotuwa@ict4peace.org