Big Data
a glimpse of today’s state of play
Sanjana Hattotuwa	

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TED Fellow	

Special Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
global pulse A global nervous system
boston marathon social media
http://trendsmap.com
MetaLayer: sentiment analysis on twitter
http://dev.geosprocket.com/vtirenecarto.html#
twitter sentiments
http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/twitter-data-hungover/
twitter sentiments
http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/twitter-data-hungover/
big data Massive, often open data
public data: free portals
public data: cities
open cities data: US
http://us-city.census.okfn.org
open data: zurich
http://opendata.ch/category/zurich/
drones: rendering new perspectives
http://drones.pitchinteractive.com
check-ins locating self & others
NewYork
Europe
Flickr andTwitter: geo-tagged
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664462/infographic-of-the-day-using-twitter-and-flickr-geotags-t...
herefeed | instagram geo-tagged
http://herefeed.com
city map
http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/5926358324/sizes/l/in/photostream
foursquare: check-ins
https://foursquare.com/infographics/500million?
foursquare checkins: geo-tagged pulse
http://vimeo.com/62289901
foursquare checkins: Hurricane Sandy
https://vimeo.com/52883962
sightsmap: Panoramio geo-tagged
http://www.sightsmap.com
big data & media data driven journalism
data driven journalism: Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/data
poverty and unrest: Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/16/riots-poverty-map
social media & rumours: Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/interactive/2011/dec/07/london-riots-twitter
big data & aid Data driven relief ops
humanitarian response: CODs & FODs
http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info
situational awareness
http://corp.geofeedia.com
mobile network data & cdr’s
http://www.unglobalpulse.org/Mobile_Phone_Network_Data-for-Dev
mobile network data & cdr’s
http://www.unglobalpulse.org/Mobile_Phone_Network_Data-for-Dev
•Population migration during th...
digital humanitarians | new communities
http://digitalhumanitarians.com
digital humanitarians
http://digitalhumanitarians.com
digital humanitarians
http://digitalhumanitarians.com
digital humanitarians
http://bit.ly/Is7yaE
7,000+ images	

!
105,000+ clicks (tweets + images)	

!
Makati (Philippines), C...
digital humanitarians
http://bit.ly/Is7yaE
parcelling out large data analytics
http://tomnod.com
parcelling out large data analytics
http://tomnod.com
digital command operations centre
http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/case-studies/en/Documents/2012-red-cross-10...
digital command operations centre
http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/case-studies/en/Documents/2012-red-cross-10...
policymaking Data driven governance
Post-2015 Conversations onTwitter
http://post2015.unglobalpulse.net
challenges big data brings big challenges
The challenge: from information to intelligence
• velocity
• volume
• variety
• veracity
a dystopian future the circle
http://www.amazon.com/The-Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/0385351399
a sobering present social physics
http://www.amazon.com/Social-Physics-Spread%C2%97The-Lessons-Science/dp/1594205655
big data vs. rights
more data, more access vs. bounded use, sunset clauses
privacy as a luxury
commodification of human rights
platforms vs end users
cost of access determines ways of use
process
event
frequency vs. value
Is more always better?
@ReallyVirtual
ict4peace report
http://ict4peace.org/updates/the-potential-and-challenges-of-open-data-for-crisis-information-
management...
flipboard magazine on big data
https://flipboard.com/section/big-data-b94t1n
tiki toki timeline on big data
http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/132920/Big-Data
iccm 2013 panel on big data
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M8Hq948Gv8
thank you
sanjanahattotuwa@ict4peace.org
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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. 1. Big Data a glimpse of today’s state of play Sanjana Hattotuwa ! TED Fellow Special Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
  2. 2. global pulse A global nervous system
  3. 3. boston marathon social media http://trendsmap.com
  4. 4. MetaLayer: sentiment analysis on twitter http://dev.geosprocket.com/vtirenecarto.html#
  5. 5. twitter sentiments http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/twitter-data-hungover/
  6. 6. twitter sentiments http://mashable.com/2014/03/10/twitter-data-hungover/
  7. 7. big data Massive, often open data
  8. 8. public data: free portals
  9. 9. public data: cities
  10. 10. open cities data: US http://us-city.census.okfn.org
  11. 11. open data: zurich http://opendata.ch/category/zurich/
  12. 12. drones: rendering new perspectives http://drones.pitchinteractive.com
  13. 13. check-ins locating self & others
  14. 14. NewYork
  15. 15. Europe
  16. 16. Flickr andTwitter: geo-tagged http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664462/infographic-of-the-day-using-twitter-and-flickr-geotags-to-map-the-world
  17. 17. herefeed | instagram geo-tagged http://herefeed.com
  18. 18. city map http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/5926358324/sizes/l/in/photostream
  19. 19. foursquare: check-ins https://foursquare.com/infographics/500million?
  20. 20. foursquare checkins: geo-tagged pulse http://vimeo.com/62289901
  21. 21. foursquare checkins: Hurricane Sandy https://vimeo.com/52883962
  22. 22. sightsmap: Panoramio geo-tagged http://www.sightsmap.com
  23. 23. big data & media data driven journalism
  24. 24. data driven journalism: Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/data
  25. 25. poverty and unrest: Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/16/riots-poverty-map
  26. 26. social media & rumours: Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/uk/interactive/2011/dec/07/london-riots-twitter
  27. 27. big data & aid Data driven relief ops
  28. 28. humanitarian response: CODs & FODs http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info
  29. 29. situational awareness http://corp.geofeedia.com
  30. 30. mobile network data & cdr’s http://www.unglobalpulse.org/Mobile_Phone_Network_Data-for-Dev
  31. 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. 32. digital humanitarians | new communities http://digitalhumanitarians.com
  33. 33. digital humanitarians http://digitalhumanitarians.com
  34. 34. digital humanitarians http://digitalhumanitarians.com
  35. 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. 36. digital humanitarians http://bit.ly/Is7yaE
  37. 37. parcelling out large data analytics http://tomnod.com
  38. 38. parcelling out large data analytics http://tomnod.com
  39. 39. digital command operations centre http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/case-studies/en/Documents/2012-red-cross-10011336.pdf
  40. 40. digital command operations centre http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/case-studies/en/Documents/2012-red-cross-10011336.pdf
  41. 41. policymaking Data driven governance
  42. 42. Post-2015 Conversations onTwitter http://post2015.unglobalpulse.net
  43. 43. challenges big data brings big challenges
  44. 44. The challenge: from information to intelligence • velocity • volume • variety • veracity
  45. 45. a dystopian future the circle http://www.amazon.com/The-Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/0385351399
  46. 46. a sobering present social physics http://www.amazon.com/Social-Physics-Spread%C2%97The-Lessons-Science/dp/1594205655
  47. 47. big data vs. rights more data, more access vs. bounded use, sunset clauses
  48. 48. privacy as a luxury commodification of human rights
  49. 49. platforms vs end users cost of access determines ways of use
  50. 50. process event
  51. 51. frequency vs. value Is more always better?
  52. 52. @ReallyVirtual
  53. 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. 54. flipboard magazine on big data https://flipboard.com/section/big-data-b94t1n
  55. 55. tiki toki timeline on big data http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/132920/Big-Data
  56. 56. iccm 2013 panel on big data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M8Hq948Gv8
  57. 57. thank you sanjanahattotuwa@ict4peace.org

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