MIKE DEWAR: "Visualizing the Afghan War Diary"

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In July, Wikileaks made available over 70,000 reports from the conflict in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in US military history. These reports, which are incredibly detailed, are available for anyone to download and analyse. This talk is about a group of "hackers" getting together in NYC to do exactly that. Using open source tools, we set out to see what kind of story would unfold from this data. The resulting visualisations received tens of thousands of views in under a week, and depict Afghanistan's 5 year slide back into a country-wide conflict.
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  • In the U.S., where there is democracy! ' What democracy is this issue that hinders freedom! ' Awesome! Wikileaks is inventing? It's clear: indeed, the government did not divulge is that these crimes.
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MIKE DEWAR: "Visualizing the Afghan War Diary"

  1. 1. Mike DEWAR<br />Visualizing the Afghan War Diary<br />@mikedewar<br />
  2. 2. “one of the biggest leaks in US military history”<br />Guardian/Nick Davies and David Leigh<br />
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  7. 7. “hackademics”<br />readwriteweb.com/Curt Hopkins<br />Harlan <br />Harris<br />Drew<br />Conway<br />Mike<br />Dewar<br />John<br />Myles White<br />
  8. 8. OPEN DATA<br />OPEN ANALYSIS<br />
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  10. 10. 3000<br />ENEMY ACTIVITY<br />0<br />
  11. 11. Kabul<br />Qandahar<br />Pakistan<br />
  12. 12. “sniper”<br />“children”<br />
  13. 13. 2005<br />
  14. 14. intensity of explosive hazard events<br />2004<br />
  15. 15. intensity of explosive hazard events<br />2009<br />
  16. 16. vimeo.com/14200191<br />
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  19. 19. http://github.com/drewconway/WikiLeaks_Analysis<br />
  20. 20. +<br />LIES,<br />DAMN LIES,<br />AND<br />STATISTICS<br />
  21. 21. drewconway.com/zia/<br />

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