Hans Rosling changed the way I thought about data, its presentation and how it can make a difference (i.e., for policy making). Rosling makes data analysis a fun, exciting topic – that has a lot of merit!
Tactic 1 - Mobilise people - 10 tactics for turning information into action
Tactic 1 - Mobilise people - 10 tactics for turning information into actionWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “This helps if you want to make a change!”
This is part of a playlist from the ”10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action”, a must see for activist for social and human rights everywhere. It was produced by the Tactical Tech collective, and the 10 Tactics web site complements the videos with useful resources.
Juliana Rotich "Ushahidi: Powered by Open Source"
Juliana Rotich "Ushahidi: Powered by Open Source"WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “This is what happens when barriers of innovation lower. The power of people, the power of open source. ”
Juliana Rotich, one of the founders of Ushahidi, talks about the benefits of crowd mapping and the process that makes Ushahidi’s products possible, based on an open source community. Also refers to some limits on open innovation. Ushahidi has been used in a variety of conflics environments (and for other purposes), such as post-elections in Kenya or the Haiti earthquake.
Liability and Reliability Of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management
Liability and Reliability Of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster ManagementWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Technology has limitations too.”
An interesting session about “Liability and Reliability Of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management” at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington D.C. Thinking a bit more about limitations of technology (without downplaying its advantages)
Yochai Benkler: Open-source economics
Yochai Benkler: Open-source economicsWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “How collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization.”
A fascinating talk by Yochai Benkler, one of the great intellectuals (perhaps with Manuel Castells) on the topic of networked societies. He underpins some of the key concepts that he explored in his famous book “The Wealth of Networks”. It’s good to be aware about the theories behind all the excitement about Openness, Innovations, Crowd-sourcing, etc. Even if it’s to reflect on what they are not so good at achieving (at least in non-ideal circumstances)