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#DataRefuge Value and Vulnerability Roundtable

  • Van Pelt Library 3420 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)


#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.