#DataRefuge Value and Vulnerability Roundtable & Reception
4-6pm, 6th Floor, Van Pelt Library
Discussion topics include:
- the importance of open data
- the possible vulnerability of federal environmental and climate data
- examples from other places and times where data and access to it have been curtailed, especially on Canada from 2009-20016, a decade recently described by Canadian scientists as "the lost decade," under the administration of climate-denier Prime Minister Stephen Harper
- "the social life of environmental and climate data": i.e., who decides what to monitor and what info to collect, how that information is shared and circulated (or not) to which publics, what is not collected, etc--with a focus on Pennsylvania/Philadelphia
Confirmed speakers: Jefferson Bailey (Director, Internet Archive), Robert Cheetham (President/CEO, Azavea), Michael Halpern (Deputy Director, Union of Concerned Scientists), Michelle Murphy (Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto; EDGI), and Sarah Wu (Deputy Director for Planning, Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia).
A reception will follow.