Place: Medialab Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid
From November 12 to 27, 2009, in this international workshop-seminar selected proposals about public data visualization will be developed. The goal is to offer new ways to make public data available to everyone, in formats that make it possible to reuse them and foster citizen innovation processes.[complete programme]
> General information about the 2009 edition
> VISUALIZAR'09 seminar program
> Abstract of selected projects and list of papers
> Go to VISUALIZAR'09 forum
> Open call for collaborators
> Showcase of developed projects
> Seminar documentation
> Badget of this activity (pdf)
In 2009, Visualizar will highlight the importance of data structures today in public decision-making and governance processes. There is a growing movement in favour of making databases generated by scientific research and the vast quantities of data generated by public administrations available to everyone, in formats that make it possible to reuse them and foster citizen innovation processes. What are the social benefits of fostering a culture of free, open data?
This workshop aims to be a collective platform for research, production, and learning, offering substantial help and support in developing the projects selected. The proposals will be carried out in multidisciplinary task groups comprised by the author(s) and interested collaborators, with conceptual and technical advice from the teaching staff.
During the workshop, various activities will be scheduled such as talks, presentations, seminars or specific mini-workshops.
Technical assistants: Daniel Artamendi Ortiz de Zarate*, Martín Nadal, Rodrigo Santamaría**
On November 12 and 13 an International Seminar will take place. Lectures will be held by José Manuel Alonso (W3C/CTIC), Liz Turner (Open Knowledge Foundation), Kerry Mitchell (Sunlight Foundation), Aaron Koblin, Ben Cerveny (Stamen), Eva Moraga y and José Luis de Vicente (director of Visualizar).
The ten prototypes developed during the two-weeks workshop will be on showcase at Medialab-Prado from November 27 through January, 2010. Free admission. Cultural mediators will show the work process, documentation, and final result of each project.