Wednesday, September 9, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] LAST MONTH FOR APPLICATIONS: Call for Projects and Papers on Public Data Visualization (Madrid)

Visualizar'09: Public Data, Data in Public
Call for projects and papers

*International Workshop-Seminar on Public Data Visualization
November 12 - 27, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)
Seminar: November 12 and 13

Deadline for projects and papers: October 5, 2009*
*Call for collaborators: October 16 - November 11, 2009*

Directed by José Luis de Vicente. Teachers: Ben Cerveny (Stamen), Aaron
Koblin, and Manuel Lima. With the support of Bestiario.

This new edition will focus on the implications of using data structure
visualization to aid in public processes of decision-making. Selected
projects and papers will tackle the topic of Open Data and Visualization
for Government Transparency and Civic Engagement.

Visualizar'09 includes an* international seminar *and an *advanced
project development workshop*. Both activities will be aimed at the
discussion about transparency of data to make public discussion and
debate possible, regarding the political, social, and scientific
processes. Consequently, one of the objectives of Visualizar'09 will be
the development of new strategies for communicating these data and
returning them to the public domain.

Projects will be on showcase until January 2010 at the Medialab-Prado.

All those interested in collaborating in one of the selected projects
can sign in from* October 16 to November 11*.

*Submission of databases:*

Public databases of institutions or research groups interested in
sharing them and making them more available to citizens can be sent to
visualizar[arroba] or through

Submitted databases could serve as work material for data visualization
projects selected for this workshop.

*More information:*


With the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology -
Ministry of Science and Innovation (FECYT - Ministerio de Ciencia e

Nerea García Garmendia
Comunicación / Press
Área de Las Artes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Plaza de las Letras
Alameda, 15 28014 Madrid
Tfno. +34 914 202 754

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