BIG DATA OR BAD DATA — an initiative by the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — will kick off on 15 November 2013 with a panel between Noam Chomsky, professor and activist, Barton Gellman, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and publisher of Edward Snowden’s leaks in the Washington Post, and special speakers TBA. The discussion will continue in an open, self-organizing way, involving thought leaders form academia, industry, government and privacy rights groups. MORE INFO

Fall 2013 OpenStreetMap Editathon

DUSPVIZ and the DUSP Open Source User Group present the Fall 2013 OpenStreetMap Editathon! Join us Friday, October 18, at 4:00pm in Room 9-450 for a brief introduction to OpenStreetMap, then an open editing session where you can work with one of the largest open source datasets on Earth.


What - OpenStreetMap is an initiative to create and provide free geographic data, such as street maps, to anyone. It is supported by an international not-for-profit organization called The OpenStreetMap Foundation.

Places in the Making

Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of "belonging" through place. A new report by a DUSP research team, led by Susan Silberberg, examines the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.

To view the paper, click here