Tag: Jonathan Gray

Interview for The Guardian on why open data doesn’t mean open government

I was recently interviewed for a piece in The Guardian about “Why open data doesn’t mean open government”. Here’s the section of the interview from which the article quotes: It is critical to remember the distinction between ‘open data’ and

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New Report: “Open Budget Data: Mapping the Landscape”

How might changing the way that information about public money is organised, circulated and utilised in society shape the character of democratic engagement and political accountability in decision-making about public funds? How are ideals from the open data movement gaining

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New Report: “Open Budget Data: Mapping the Landscape”

We’re pleased to announce a new report, “Open Budget Data: Mapping the Landscape” undertaken as a collaboration between Open Knowledge, the Global Initiative for Financial Transparency and the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam. Download the PDF. The

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A Data Revolution for Whom?

This piece was originally published in Open Democracy on 10th July 2015. The growing availability of digital data and data technologies has led many civil society groups, governments, and international organisations to talk of a “data revolution“. But what kinds of political projects,

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Talk on “The Politics of Open Data: Past, Present and Future” at Data Power conference, University of Sheffield, 22nd June 2015

I’m giving a talk today on “The Politics of Open Data: Past, Present and Future” at the Data Power conference at the University of Sheffield. The slides and abstract for the talk are copied below. The Politics of Open Data:

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Talks at “Policy-Making in the Big Data Era” conference, University of Cambridge, 17th June 2015

On Wednesday I will give three papers at the Policy-Making in the Big Data Era conference at the University of Cambridge. One paper will argue for a broadening of the politics of public information from a focus on the disclosure

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Towards a New Politics of Public Information: From Opening Up Datasets to Reshaping Data Infrastructures?

Today I’m giving a working paper exploring a politics of public information that goes beyond a focus on the disclosure of datasets and looks towards interventions into the data infrastructures through which they are produced. The paper was co-authored with

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Talk on “Digital Transparency and the Politics of Open Data” at King’s College London, 8th May 2015

I was invited to give a talk at a conference on the “Politics of Big Data” at King’s College London, which took place yesterday. I spoke about “Digital Transparency and the Politics of Open Data” and gave an overview of

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Five ways open data can boost democracy around the world

Want fairer taxes, less corporate lobbying and more open politicians? Here’s how open data can help On 21 February, thousands of transparency activists, software developers, designers, researchers, public servants, and civil society groups are gathering at more than 100 cities

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