Data-Day-3.0

Ongoing Research in Data Studies: Data Day 2016

This was part of a talk given at the 2016 Data Day 3.0 held by the Institute for Data Science at Carleton University.

The research for the studies discussed in these slides was funded by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator award ERC-2012-AdG-323636-SOFTCITY. I would like to express my gratitude to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), Dublin City Council and the Open Data Community in Ireland for generously sharing their knowledge and time.

Data Based Translations / Re-Playing Memories

Presented on March 3, 2016 at the CGC 2016 Conference Play / Rewind River Building, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

This is early thinking about translating place names in a post-colonial socio-technological and national context.  In Ireland the place name, have been translated from Gaelic to English and back again, transcribed on paper, digitized into maps and then into a linked database – thus augmenting the interconnections with Irish digital artifacts be them descriptions of archaeological and historical artifacts and places but also linked to historical texts, photographs, letters which discuss, references or represent these places. The first Translations were portrayed by playwright Brian Friel.

In the context of place names in Canada’s North it is about translating place names from their aural record in the context of Inuit local and traditional knowledge into digital records and recordings, creating typologies based on their emergence, and then mapping these into atlases. This is a process of translation by remediation and appropriating western legal and record keeping frameworks to preserve and share this knowledge.

In both cases, in Ireland and Canada’s North it is about media translations which re-play memories and by re-mediating them into a database create news.

GI Management Transformation: from geometry to databased relationships

GI Management Transformation: from geometry to databased relationships Ordnance Survey Ireland GI R&D Initiatives Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 13:00 to 20:30 (GMT) , Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland

The research for this paper was funded by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator award (ERC-2012-AdG-323636-SOFTCITY. I would like to express my gratitude to all at Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) for generously sharing their knowledge and time.

Open data, open government, transparency, evidence-informed decision making & the 2015 Election

For “What’s ‘Open’ Anyway?” Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30 MacOdrum Library, room 482 International Open Access Week 2015

Also see the working paper: 2015 Canadian Election Platforms: Long-Form Census, Open Data, Open Government, Transparency and Evidence Based Policy and Science