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Big data, a city of things and civic innovation

  1. 1. An Open World?
  2. 2. We spread the knowledge ofinnovators around the world.
  3. 3. Technology publishing
  4. 4. Integrated media and conferences
  5. 5. Online publishing at Radar
  6. 6. What is the power of open?
  7. 7. In the 1990s, governments and civilsociety spread the Internet globally
  8. 8. In the 2000s, mobile phones and social networking connected us ever more
  9. 9. In the 2010s, big data will change everything again.
  10. 10. “Ambient findability” - Peter Morehouse Image Credit: Scott McLeod
  11. 11. Open source software
  12. 12. New York Senate NY Senate on iTunes
  13. 13. Open Mapping
  14. 14. Platforms for citizens to self-organize Image Credit: ITO World
  15. 15. An expanding number of data sources
  16. 16. Social data and crisis data
  17. 17. First Principles“A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share- alike.”“Records shared with the public digitally, over the Internet, in a way that promotes analysis & reuse.”
  18. 18. Open Data Graphic Credit: Justin Grimes
  19. 19. Open government data platforms
  20. 20. Open data allows citizens to be generative in new ways
  21. 21. HHS Community Health Data
  22. 22. “Traffic on the NYC Health Department’srestaurant inspection site has gone from10,000 hits per month to 124,000” - New York Times
  23. 23. Fauxpen DataIn an age of “openwashing”…We need to:Evaluate licenses.Peruse the Terms of Service.Review the governance.Look at community.Check the format.
  24. 24. “If Stage 1 of data journalism was “find and scrape data,” then… Stage 2 was “ask government agencies to release data” in easy to use formats. Stage 3 is going to be “make your own data”, and those sources of data are going to be automated and updated in real-time.” -JavaunMoradi, NPR
  25. 25. Snowmageddon
  26. 26. Chicago Shovels
  27. 27. Open Innovation
  28. 28. Top Coder
  29. 29. Solar Flares and Innocentive
  30. 30. Crowdsourcing?
  31. 31. Citizensourcing
  32. 32. A long(itude) history of contests and challenges 45
  33. 33. Open Journalism
  34. 34. What does Open Journalism look like? “A man dies at the heart of a protest: a reporter wants to discover the truth. A journalist is seeking to contact anyone who can explain how another victim died while being restrained on a plane. A newsroom has to digest 400,000 official documents released simultaneously.” -Alan Rusbridger
  35. 35. Thestream
  36. 36. “We used to call it CAR”-DeBarros Bob Woodward, via Cliff1066
  37. 37. Now it’s “Hacks and Hackers”Photo by Dennis Crowley, from “Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer”
  38. 38. “Data-driven journalism is the future” Source: Tim Berners-Lee in the Guardian
  39. 39. Storytelling still matters.“We use these tools to find and tell stories. We use them like we use a telephone. The story is still the thing.” - Anthony DeBarros USA Today Source: Data Journalism and the Big Picture
  40. 40. Homicide Watch
  41. 41. Data journalists, meet civic hackers Source: BuzzData
  42. 42. What’s next?
  43. 43. "The future ishere.Its just notevenlydistributed yet."
  44. 44. The future is mobile.In 2012, 88% ofAmericans have acellphone. 46%have smartphone60%+ ofAmerican adultsgo onlinewirelessly.Source: PewInternet
  45. 45. Pervasive connectivity Image Credit: PetitInvention
  46. 46. Better apps to audit data
  47. 47. Smarter cities Source: IBM
  48. 48. Augmented streets
  49. 49. Augmented overload! Image Credit:
  50. 50. spime“A theoretical object that can be tracked precisely in space and time over the lifetime of the object” -Wordspy Image Credit: @knolleary
  51. 51. Cities of spime Image Credit: City Of Sound
  52. 52. Makers and open source hardware
  53. 53. Safecast open source Geiger counter
  54. 54. "The transparency genie is out of the bottle — world wide — and its not going back into the darkness of that lantern ever again.Progress will be slow, but it will be progress.” - Ellen Miller, Sunlight Foundation
  55. 55. Crimespotting
  56. 56. Transparency is not enoughData illiteracy is leading to a new data divide.Risk: open data empowers the empowered. Illustration: Brock Davis
  57. 57. Bridge thedata divide Digital signage on the cheap
  58. 58. Privacychallenges
  59. 59. Cities + Internet of Things: H20
  60. 60. Smarter commuting through data Image Credit: Real Time Rome from
  61. 61. Smarter cycling
  62. 62. Source
  63. 63. Source: Greater Greater Washington
  64. 64. Smart infrastucture: Stockholm• A measurable decrease in air pollution through changing traffic patterns. Image source: New York Times
  65. 65. Citizens as Sensors: Andhra Pradesh