On October the 6th I will give a talk in Offenbach at the Bend Make Change festival. In my presentation I will extend the debate we recently had in London at Data Obscura and open a debate on social media data and the city.
I will take part in Data Obscura, the Signal Noise opening panel debate in London. Signal Noise, the data design studio forming part of The Economist Group, explores the relationship between data and truth in a four-day ‘Data Obscura’ exhibition, launching with a panel event chaired by The Economist’s senior editor, Kenneth Cukier.
This workshop used location-based social media data to unveil, map, and study the metamorphology of Turku. Participants relied on large datasets from Instagram, Twitter, and Airbnb to find meta-trends in the use of outdoor and indoor spaces and map activity patterns using geographic information software. They also carried out surveys to study the relation between urban amenities and the image of the place, to gain a new understanding the qualitative aspects of social practices and the narrative of urban spaces.Continue reading “Upcoming metaMorphology Lab”
Last week I was in San Diego to receive the ESRI Young Scholar Award. The prize was given for the maps he designed in the research project A Sense of Place, commissioned by the City of Turku.