[Summary: sharing slides from talk at Canadian Open Data Summit] The lovely folks at Open North were kind enough to invite me to give some opening remarks at the Canadian Open Data Summit in Ottawa today. The subject I was …

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[Summary: cross-posting a contribution to the discussions on the International Open Data Conference blog] There is a lot of focus in the run up the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa next week. Two of the Action Area workshops on …

Slow down with the standards talk: it’s interoperability & information quality we should focus on Read more »

There are a few days left to submit abstracts for the 2015 Open Data Research Symposium due to take place alongside 3rd International Open Government Data Conference in Ottawa, on May 27th 2015. Registration is also now open for participants …

2015 Open Data Research Symposium – Ottawa Read more »

[Summary: ODI Lunchtime lecture about the Open Data Barometer] Just over a month ago, the World Wide Web Foundation launched the second edition of the Open Data Barometer to coincide with BBC Democracy Day. This was one of the projects …

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[Summary: recording of Berkman Centre Lunch Talk on open data] Much belatedly, below you will find the video from the Berkman Centre Talk I gave late last year on ‘Unpacking open data: power, politics and the influence of infrastructures‘ You …

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[Summary: notes for a workshop on local democracy and open data] At the Local Democracy for Everyone (#notInWestminister) workshop in Huddersfield today I led a session titled ‘20 ways to connect open data and local democracy‘. Below is the list …

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[Summary: adding to the network of discussion around open data measurement] Earlier this week the 2nd Edition of the Open Data Barometer launched: a project I’ve worked on over the last two years, helping design the original framework of indicators, …

The limited promise of (open data) research automation Read more »

I was asked to provide a short talk at the start of the Future Food Hackathon that kicked off in Wageningen, NL today, linked to the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition workshop taking place over the next few …

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[Summary: cross-posting article from from the 2014 Internet Monitor] The 2014 Internet Monitor Report has just been launched. It’s packed with over 35 quick reads on the landscape of contemporary Internet & Society issues, from platforms and policy, to public …

Internet Monitor 2014 chapter on Data Revolutions: Bottom-Up Participation or Top-Down Control? Read more »

This note is based on a presentation given at the ‘Inclusion in the Network Society Roundtable‘ hosted by IT For Change in Bangalore, 29th September – 1st October. It further develops a number of points that were not included in …

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