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Streams, Gardens and Clouds, Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education and the Environment: CITRIS conference at UC Berkeley
Special Events - Conferences | January 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorim, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, 330 Sutardja Hall, MC 1764
Erik Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
Scientists, policymakers, business leaders and journalists are just some of those who seek to harness the deluge of data generated every minute through sensing networks and social media. Aided by the increasing availability of high-speed Internet, wireless networks and mobile devices, people with access to multimedia tools contribute to these data flows both intentionally and inadvertently. Apps can now map the flow of traffic, rivers, and wind; social media sites chart the pulse of user sentiment; the online marketplace provides instant measures of economic activity; and online education platforms bring their own stream of information and feedback loops.
Professor Roger Bales is just one of the many speakers at "Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education and the Environment," a symposium to celebrate Data Innovation Day, sponsored by CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.
It's free to attend this Data and Democracy symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus.
Anyone who must make sense of this flood of information, including leaders in various fields, teachers, citizens and consumers, relies on having effective tools to aggregate and visualize the data in a meaningful way.
“Streams, Gardens, and Clouds” will examine sensor networks and social media platforms for supporting citizen and student engagement, economic development, and public health and safety. Drawing on the expertise of CITRIS and UC Berkeley researchers, as well as invited speakers, the event will highlight projects to represent dynamic data on urban trends, the environment, education, and health and humanitarian responses.
Speakers include Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design), Maya Madriz (Re:Imagine Group), Michelle Zhou (IBM), Galen Panger (UC Berkeley), Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley), Alex Bayen (UC Berkeley), Roger Bales (UC Merced), Ron Cohen (UC Berkeley), Edmund Seto (UC Berkeley), Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley), Rajiv Bhatia (San Francisco Department of Public Health), Rishab Ghosh (Topsy Labs), Olga Werby (Ushahidi), Juliette Powell (#Wethedata), Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley), John Canny (UC Berkeley).
CITRIS visitor info and directions are available at http://citris-uc.org/about/headquarters
Fore more information, contact Camille Crittenden, director of CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative, at email@example.com or 510-643-8834.
Camille Crittenden, Director, CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative, CITRIS #330 Sutardja Hall, MC 1764, Berkeley, CA 94720-1764, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-643-8834 (office)
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