I’m co-organising a conference at Harvard GSD, April 17 2015.
The topic looks at data across a range of fields: data-driven design, fabrication processes, urban studies, civic media and more.
For more info and to register (it’s free): https://datascales.wordpress.com/
With the rapid increase of information technologies in our personal and professional lives, we produce, share, collect, archive, use and misuse, consciously or unconsciously an immense amount of data. This burst of data production and collection has already had a profound impact on the way we organise ourselves as a community. It drastically changes the way in which we conceive, materialize and experience designs and the physical world. These on-going transformations have permeated all layers of social debates including issues of openness, transparency and civil participation.
The conference comprises four panels, “Data-driven design”, “Programming the physical world”, “Urban design and big data” and “Open data and civic media”, and a poster session that aim to reveal and discuss how the accessibility and processing of ‘data’ is shifting the design practices.