media140 futures: dataconomy Event

Event Info

Thu 21 Oct, 2010 from 6:30pm - 10:30pm
HUB, Kings Cross
34b York Way
N1 9AB, UK (Map)
Cost: £25.00 Early Bird


The emergence of social technologies has brought with it the absolute necessity for transparency of data. There has been a shift from using data to be accountable to making data accessible and open for free re-use to benefit profit making organisations and the man on the street.

The data economy is growing and impacting how we live our lives, we can work in open data cities, read the data logs of Wikileaks or download a hack’s iP hone app.

But the challenge of turning data in to commercial gain raises legal, ethical and technological issues. With viewpoints from developers, designers and journalists we explore how you can make data work for you in this new age of dataconomy.

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Who is speaking?

David McCandless is a London-based award winning writer, author, designer and creative director. He’s written for over 30 publications including Wired and The Guardian.
Dr Rufus Pollock is a Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Simon Rogers is the Guardian Datablog and Datastore – and is a news editor for The Guardian.
Andrew Lyonsis Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Ultra Knowledge.


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