Understanding Spatial Media came out this year. It was fantastic to work with the Editors Rob Kitchin and Matthew Wilson as well as all of the authors of the 22 chapters. The book provides an excellent overview of the domain, and the first chapter in particular, primarily written by Rob, situates the what Spatial Media are and critically discusses the practices and the discourse. We are moving into a new era, and I think it will be a machine/sensor/smart/autonomous/data based spatial media. Lets see!
The 2017 Canadian Open Data Summit was hosted by the city of Edmonton this year. These slides were part of the closing keynote. The talk was well received and it was great to work with public officials who are struggling with trying to administer, deliver programs, be innovative and consult with the public, but who were also receptive to the idea that we need to think at a higher moral and ethical level when deploying technologies. YOu can read the full program here.
You can find the paper here Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards by Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault & Gavin McArdle.
The Calgary Homeless Foundation and The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary held the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative Calgary and the outcome of which is well described here.
The research for the studies discussed in these slides was funded by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator award ERC-2012-AdG-323636-SOFTCITY. I would like to express my gratitude to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), Dublin City Council and the Open Data Community in Ireland for generously sharing their knowledge and time.
For “What’s ‘Open’ Anyway?” Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30 MacOdrum Library, room 482 International Open Access Week 2015