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Monday, March 11 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Empowering Communities with Civic Science & Data

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In a data driven world, how do individuals contribute? Do you question where your data comes from and who owns it? This panel will explore the recent surge of grassroots movements empowering communities of citizens to understand more about their world through data, the scalability of these projects, and their future in our Internet-reliant society. From maker-centric Pachube/LogMeIn to environmental justice based Public Laboratory, open-source communities are popping up that are taking on broad social and environmental issues. Tools for collecting and interpreting data are cheaper and more ubiquitous than ever before. Undeniably, this movement is largely due to the ease and proliferation of communities on both local and international levels, thanks in part to the Internet. We’ll discuss how grassroots projects are reimagining the way communities engage with their environment through the use of open hardware and software tools for monitoring and data analysis.
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Ed Borden

Sr Mgr, Platform EvangelistCosmCOSM’s evangelist to the Internet of Things community. Founder of Sensemakers, a collaborative community of technologists in the US and Europe working on urban social problems, as well as the Air Quality Egg, an open participatory air quality sensor... Read More →
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Shannon Dosemagen

Dir of Outreach & PartnershipsPublic Laboratory for Open Technology and ScienceA co-founder of Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, Shannon is based in New Orleans as the Director of Outreach and Partnerships. With a background in community organizing, prior to working... Read More →
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Leif Percifield

Creative TechnologistA technologist and designer, Leif Percifield strives to create work that encourages exploration and examines the simple nature of things. Before coming to New York to study at Parsons, he worked as a media developer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His background... Read More →

Christoph Piuggi

Incredible Machines
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Joseph Saavedra

Asst Professor, Media DesignParsons The New School for DesignJoe Saavedra is a teacher, creative technologist, and hardware and software developer living and working in New York City. His work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Wired Magazine and online... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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