Future of Crisis Information Management

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Future of Crisis Information Management

  1. 1. Future of CiM? Sanjana Hattotuwa TED Fellow
  2. 2. Focus on process, not just spikesNarrow band over time adds richness, full spectrum adds context Local language(s) Culture Local actors Diaspora Hagiography and myth Identity and power Partisan politics Regional power blocs Inequity Demographics (Youth) Civic media Verbal storytelling
  3. 3. new mappingcrowdsourcing and crisis mapping
  4. 4. crowd sourcing mapping | new mapshttp://publiclaboratory.org/sites/default/files/4445981062_73945db207_b_2.jpg
  5. 5. crowd sourcing mapping | new mapshttp://grassrootsmapping.org/gulf-oil-spill
  6. 6. LRA crisis trackerhttp://lracrisistracker.theresolve.org
  7. 7. LRA crisis trackerhttp://lracrisistracker.theresolve.org
  8. 8. LRA crisis tracker | Verificationhttp://lracrisistracker.theresolve.org/sites/default/files/Map-Methodology-and-Database%20Codebook%20v1.0.pdf
  9. 9. Photosynth: many eyes, context provisioninghttp://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=f3a648b8-7a4c-4bc4-8396-5746d86225b6
  10. 10. early warningvia crowdsourcing and web agents
  11. 11. Detecting Emergent Conflicts through Web Mining and Visualizationhttp://irevolution.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/detecting-emergent-conflicts-through-web-mining-and-visualization.pdf
  12. 12. Ushahidi Swiftriver• Ushahidi SwiftRiver | http://ushahidi.com/products/swiftriver-platform SwiftRiver is a platform that helps people make sense of a lot of information in a short amount of time. In practice, SwiftRiver enables the filtering and verification of real-time data from channels like Twitter, SMS, Email and RSS feeds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb0Gs7vtrgk
  13. 13. crowd sourcing verification distributed intelligence
  14. 14. JPquake Site: crowdsourcing media reportshttp://www.jpquake.info
  15. 15. Massive data analyticshttp://tomnod.com
  16. 16. Christchurch: damage assessmenthttp://tomnod.com/geocan/
  17. 17. Massive data analyticshttp://irevolution.net/2011/09/19/crowdsourcing-update-on-syria
  18. 18. open data
  19. 19. open data
  20. 20. open data in government
  21. 21. open data in government
  22. 22. open data by NGOs
  23. 23. infoviz
  24. 24. interactive timelineshttp://www.timetoast.com
  25. 25. bundling social media, adding value through curationhttp://www.bundlr.com & http://www.storify.com
  26. 26. word cloudshttp://groundviews.org/2011/05/11/from-draft-to-official-text-wikileaks-reveals-the-us-response-to-the-end-of-war-in-sri-lanka/
  27. 27. interactive graphicshttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/03/us/20110503-osama-response.html
  28. 28. infographicshttp://www.smallmeans.com/new-york-times-infographics/
  29. 29. CiM drivers from other domains• Music industry (pattern based search, e.g. Pandora’s technical + human indexing), social networking (group collaboration,e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook), social networking search (e.g. Grepling), mobile phone apps (e.g. Guardly), marketing engines (e.g. adaptive persuasion profiling), digital forensics (e.g. hyperspectral imaging with UAVs), ground truth profiling (e.g. UNOSAT images on Sri Lanka) many sourcing for situational awareness (e.g. Microsoft Photosynth), Open Data Initiatives (e.g. British, US govt’s, World Bank), visualisation (e.g. Infomous)
  30. 30. new challengessituation awareness & information literacy
  31. 31. filter bubbles• "A Squirrel Dying In Your Front Yard May Be More Relevant To Your Interests Right Now Than People Dying In Africa", Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook• Human gatekeepers being replaced by algorithmic gatekeepers. http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html• A new, pervasive, almost invisible, systemic filtering?
  32. 32. filtering to counter filter bubbles• Ushahidi SwiftRiver | http://ushahidi.com/products/swiftriver-platform SwiftRiver is a platform that helps people make sense of a lot of information in a short amount of time. In practice, SwiftRiver enables the filtering and verification of real-time data from channels like Twitter, SMS, Email and RSS feeds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb0Gs7vtrgk
  33. 33. investing: from lugano to...?
  34. 34. organisational hr & financial costs Skilled / Free Skilled / Paid IBM ManyEyes Ustream Flash based infoviz Google Moderator Timetoast Open Data statistics Wordpress VIP Bundlr Storify Curated Twitter Wordpress Wordle Google Maps Facebook Facebook Ads Flickr Pro Vimeo Google News Google Reader Flickr YouTube Easy / Free Easy / Paid
  35. 35. Thank yousanjanahattotuwa@ict4peace.org
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