Past Chicago Event: Chicago : City of Big Data


Chicago : City of Big Data

May 29, 2014
@ Chicago Architecture Foundation

PechaKucha Night Chicago partners with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to bring you our first special event of 2014.

‘Big Data’ refers to the volume, velocity, and variety of the digital information we generate today. From information collected by urban sensors to Tweets, never before have cities generated so much data. Data is a 21st century design material. It has the power to transform how we plan, design, and build cities. Good data can help designers and citizens identify patterns and trends that affect the health and happiness of a city and the people who live there.

In Partnership with Architecture Is Fun and Visualized Concepts, sponsored in part by Goose Island Beer Company.

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Tom Burtonwood
Artist / Creative Director / Educator, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago
Daniel O'Neil
Executive Director, Smart Chicago Collaborative in Chicago
Lola Chen
Community Advocate in Chicago
Joe Germuska
Chief Nerd, Northwestern University Knight Lab in Chicago
Matt Gee
Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago
Stuart Lynn
Technical lead for Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium, Adler Planetarium in Chicago
Ava St. Claire
Urban Designer in Chicago
Doug Pancoast
School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago
Ingrid Haftel
Curator, Chicago Architecture Foundation in Chicago
Neil Katz
Architect, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago
Satya Basu
in Chicago