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Layered: Data and Representation in Infrastructure and Design

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free - $10

Our city operates on multiple layers of data; it lives and breathes information. Until recently, much of that data was invisible and inaccessible to the public. This changed with the open data movement, which allows citizens free access to numerous datasets. This presentation will address design and the big data revolution, and will explore what the impact may be to current and future infrastructures. How do we access data, how can we use it, and how can we represent it in order to inform clients and agencies to make better design decisions and engage policy discussions? As the places we inhabit are being monitored and mediated with data-enriched technologies, there emerge new potentials to raise awareness of the presence or absence of infrastructure, to draw connections between networks, and illustrate unseen patterns. More than just numbers and figures, data tells the continually evolving story of humans and our environments.