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Digital Utopias – ODI Open Data workshop – Julie Freeman – 2015-01

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Workshop presentation for Digital Utopia workshop in Hull.

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Digital Utopias – ODI Open Data workshop – Julie Freeman – 2015-01

  1. 1. Julie Freeman · julie.freeman@theodi.org · @misslake Digital Utopias - Hull - 20th January 2015 Introducing Open Data Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  2. 2. Provide a good foundation in the principles of open data, and explore examples of open data usage. Aim Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  3. 3. What is Data? Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  4. 4. Definition of Data (origin) Euclid’s book of propositions, Data, was written to “facilitate and promote the method of resolution or analysis”. The propositions in it (such as if X then Y) help us take givens (existing datum) and use the propositions to deduce or infer new data. In this context, data is the gift that keeps on giving. Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  5. 5. Definition of Data (1) A collection of facts, information and statistics that can be analysed to develop new knowledge Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  6. 6. Definition of Data (2) The lowest level of abstraction from which information and then knowledge are derived. Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  7. 7. Data (information without context) Information Knowledge Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  8. 8. What is Open Data? Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  9. 9. Definition A Open data is data licensed for use by anyone for any purpose -Open Data Institute Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  10. 10. Definition B Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness) -Summary of Open Definition (v2.0) Introduced August 2014 Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  11. 11. Definition C Open data is data that is published in an open format, is machine readable and is published under a license that allows for free reuse. -data.gov.uk Accessed November 2014 Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  12. 12. Definition D Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. -Wikipedia Accessed November 2014 Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  13. 13. Open data is data licensed for use by anyone for any purpose -Open Data Institute Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  14. 14. Data as an art material – used by artists & creative practitioners Data that IS cultural media – moving image, photos, audio, BBC archives, Europeana... Data about the cultural sector – museums, galleries, theatres, audiences... Cultural Data Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  15. 15. Is data is the material of a digital utopia? Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  16. 16. Exercise In groups, create a short list of your organisational data (present and future) 10 minutes Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  17. 17. The challenges… Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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  19. 19. Types of personal data Open personal data Data about people not a person Available to anyone Has been anonymised e.g. number of people attending event, gender split, age ranges. (bigger numbers are better!) Available personal data Data about a person Available to the person only! Often known as MiData e.g. credit scores, energy and other consumption data. Personal data Data about a person which is neither open nor available. Might belong to you or be collected by a company. Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  20. 20. Opportunities Open Data Brings transparency, open peer review Big Data Brings evidence Personal Data Makes it relevant Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  21. 21. Case studies… Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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  29. 29. Open Data Stories Enabling transparency Enhancing society Creating an income stream Cutting costs Improving services Saving our planet Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  30. 30. Exercise In groups, discuss what you’d like to achieve or the problems you’d like to solve with your data 10 minutes Enabling transparency Enhancing society Creating an income stream Cutting costs Improving services Saving our planet Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  31. 31. Resources & Tools Data Scrubbing (cleaning) CSVLint http://csvlint.io OpenRefine http://openrefine.org Data Visualisation DataWrapper http://datawrapper.de Plotly http://plot.ly Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  32. 32. Resources & Tools Open Data Tips and Training Training http://training.theodi.org/InPractice/ Business Case http://theodi.org/guides/how-make-business-case-open-data Certificates https://certificates.theodi.org/ Anonymisation http://ukanon.net/ukan-resources/ Fun datasets to play with http://data.gov.uk/dataset/gh-wine-cellar-data_2 Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  33. 33. Data is a means, not an end. Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  34. 34. Data (information without context) Information Knowledge Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  35. 35. Data as Culture What is open data? what is its meaning? how is it used? where is it found? what is its impact on society? As data is opened up, the information it holds must be reflected back to us from many angles. How can we do this? Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  36. 36. - 4 exhibitions, 17 artists, 8 new art commissions, 10+ workshops - public talks (TED, British Library, universities) - Tate Modern, V&A, Lighthouse, FutureEverything, White Building, University of the Arts (London) - National and international media coverage (Guardian, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, TED, BBC Radio 4) - Co-commissioning open data art series with The Space Engaging the public Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  37. 37. We Need Us A co-commission from ODI and The Space weneedus.org Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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  41. 41. Frame from real-time data driven animation - see live project at weneedus.org Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  42. 42. Thank you Julie Freeman · julie.freeman@theodi.org · @misslake Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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