TABLE XI Search Results: “Open Data”

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Excel to run the Enterprise


Lessons on how to avoid the potential pitfalls of excel based data visualization for your enterprise.

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Data-Driven Design for Chicago Energy


Aaron Wolf is a partner at Datascope Analytics, a data-driven consulting and design company in Chicago. At Datascope Analytics, Aaron leverages his background in operations and business to ensure complex analyses are valuable and communicable.

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Snowflakes and Avalanches


Snowflakes and Avalanches is about tackling big data as a human-centered designer; you know, like an empathetic person instead of a jargon-fueled robot. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 6, 2013.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In


Derek Eder has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, LLC, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for OpenGov Chicago, a monthly Meetup group that promotes open data and open government in Chicago and Cook County.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2013.

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Hacking Your Education


Isaac Sanders has worked for 6 software companies in the past 2 years, is going to be a Sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the Fall and is only 19 years old. He is a Software Craftsman, a Voracious Learner, and an Open Source Contributor. 

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Data Science for Social Good


Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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The Importance of Being Empathetic


Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Open Data”

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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Coworking in Tijuana
Email Data Group
Email Data Group in Westerville
Open Hand 2014
student, Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw
Gilbert Data
Business Consultants in New York
B2B Data Services
in Manhattan
Email Data Supply
Business Development Manager, Email Data Supply in Kent


Palmerston North @ Centrepoint Theatre
Feb 12, 2013


Palmerston North @ Centrepoint Theatre
Aug 06, 2013

PAST Chicago : City of Big Data

Chicago @ Chicago Architecture Foundation
May 29, 2014

PAST Big Data: your life in the cloud (@ New Horizons Festival Rotterdam)

Rotterdam @ Onderwijscentrum Erasmus MC
Sep 26, 2014


Dresden @ Verzahnungsfabrik
Jul 23, 2015


Huddersfield @ Cafe Ollo
Sep 10, 2015


Liège @ Val Benoit -Salle Millau
Nov 24, 2016


Winnipeg @ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe
May 31, 2018


San Antonio @ Confluence Park
May 29, 2018


Accra @ Goethe Institut
Jun 22, 2018

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TIF Illumination Project


Tom Tresser highlights the activist work in the city of Chicago of the TIF Illumination Project, and how this movement has helped raise awareness to the apparent misuse of public funds. As Tom explains, TIFs (Tax Increment Financing) are cutting into the expected spending of a city's budget, reducing the amounts that should be spent on things like public education.

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I Create Data - Therefore I Am

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

With society's increasing awareness of our data footprints, and resulting paranoia, Lulú De Panbehchi is here to give us a little perspective. We can no longer help but to create data, so why not live our lives as we want?

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Design in your city : Playing with Data

@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Dom talks about interacting with your analogue city in a digital way.

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.



Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Tell Stories Not Data

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

In the 1840s Ignaz Semmelweis hit upon the idea of doctors washing their hands before they entered a maternity ward. The resulting fall in the death rate should have sealed his place in history as a pioneer of the scientific method but his inability to weave an emotional story around the data led to his idea being rejected. Countless women died needlessly purely because the doctors prejudices triumphed over the data.

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Open Data and Transit

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ben Wedge is a reluctant runner and a passionate advocate for safe and sustainable transportation choices in Halifax. When he’s not lost in the woods or far out of town running, Ben works with the Halifax Cycling Coalition and It’s More Than Buses to make sustainable transportation an attractive option for Haligonians. In his free time he works as a professional engineer.


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Big Data and Public Space Perception

@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

How ‘big data’, generated as a result of the penetration of digital technologies in our daily life, can be used by architects for creating better and more efficient public spaces. 



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Maps as a Tool for Perception

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.

Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.

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Fall In Love With Data

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Data is a large part of our lives and is responsible for allowing us to understand how the world works. Amanda Armstrong discovered her love of data in college and shares her insight of how data can directly affect our daily lives whether we realize it or not.

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Open Air PKN in Honolulu

PechaKucha Night in Honolulu Vol. 4 was held a couple of weeks ago, and from the photos I'm seeing in this Flickr photoset, I'm getting really jealous of open air PKN events -- see photos from last month's edition of PKN San Francisco for more evidence. I now dream of a PKN Tokyo with a backdrop of pink sakura.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations (Powered by PechaKucha)

We're very happy to announce that PechaKucha has teamed up with Heineken in support of the Open Design Explorations competition, to help find a few designers from all disciplines that will get to participate in the creation and launch of a temporary club space at next year's edition of Milan Design Week (Milano Salone). The first phase of the project will see four special PechaKucha events held in Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Milan, and New York, where those chosen to participate will get to present their ideas for the space using the 20 x 20 format. One designer from each city will be chosen and then sent to Milan to participate in the final phase, which is the creation of the space itself. This is first time we have teamed up with anyone for a project like this, but we feel it is a great way to give the PechaKucha community a chance to enter and hopefully be seen at the Milano Salone. If you would like to participate, please note that you need to be able to attend the PechaKucha events in one of the four cities mentioned, and your entry needs to be sent by August 14. You'll find all details on how to enter on the following page. Update: Please note that the deadline for the event in Tokyo has been extended to August 21.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations - The Designers

As we covered in recent months, the Heineken Open Design Explorations competition was held in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Milan, and Sao Paulo) to chose a team of designers through PechaKucha events, with the goal of producing a temporary club space at next year's Milano Salone. You'll find more details in this press release, but here are all of the designers who were chosen to participate. Congratulations to everyone, and here's looking forward to the resulting project! New York CityPhilip Sierzega (Motion design)Lee Gibson (Interior design)Michelle Wu (Fashion design)Sandra Garcia Pagola (Graphic design)Kirkland Summers (Graphic design)Adam Aleksander (Product design)TokyoAlistair Townsend (Interior design)Yukihiro Shoda (Motion design)Kazuhiko Hayakawa (Product design)Miku Sega (Interior design)MilanEmanuele Magini (Product design)Giuseppe Conca (Product design)Vicenzo Amendolagine (Interior design)Gianluca Macaluso (Motion design)Sao PauloFabricio Lima (Motion design)Daniela Colnaghi (Interior design)Patrick Kampff (Fashion design)André Coelho (Graphic design)Brunno Jahara (Product design)

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Open Studios Open Minds

Here's a heads-up for an upcoming one-off PechaKucha event in London, "Open Studios Open Minds," to be held on November 25 at the ASC Erlang House. Below, a few more details on the event, from organizer Sarah Roesink: We would like to thank ASC for their support in helping to make this event happen and also our printer TAB who kindly offered us a discount on the printing cost of the posters. The event is part of the open studio weekend of ASC, more info can be found here. Event details: Open Studios Open Minds A series of talks by artists of Erlang House Friday, 25.11. 2011 at 7pm Location: Erlang House 128 Blackfriars Road SE1 8EQ London Presenters: Laura Daly Jeremy Evans Peng-Chia Ponga Huang Jaeyoun Lee Andrew Liu Ellis Nadler Elena Poka Anthony Ruby Nick Turvey Daniela White

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Open Minds - Powered by PechaKucha

There's a "Powered by PechaKucha" event scheduled for Wednesday of next week (March 14) in London, at the ASC Erlang House. We include in this post more details on the "Open Minds at Erlang House" event, and you'll find the presenters listed on the flyer above. Artists Studio Company 128 Erlang House Blackfriars Rd Southwark London SE1 8EQ ASC OPEN MINDS The Artists Studio Company are giving some of its most promising artists an opportunity to present their work. The event takes place at the ASC gallery, Blackfriars Road, London on March 14th at 6.30pm. It will be a friendly and stimulating evening of short talks, aimed to promote meeting and discussion between artists and art lovers. An open invitation for entries was sent to artists occupying studios managed by the Artists Studio Company. Eight people have been chosen to create a diverse and interesting evening, showcasing a varied range of work from some of the best new and emerging artistic talent in London. The presentations will hosted under the global community of PechaKucha, whose events originated in Japan as a way for artists and designers to network and present their work in public. It uses a fast-paced format that has each speaker showing 20 images, and talking about each one for 20 seconds, so that each individual presentation lasts a punchy six and a half minutes. These presentations serve as a platform for creative practitioners to share their ideas and work with an audience during a relaxed evening out, and have now become popular in hundreds of cities worldwide. The Artists Studio Company (ASC) is a registered charity that provides affordable studios for over 700 artists across 11 sites in London, which also host several exhibition spaces. Through introducing PechaKucha events as part of our gallery program, we are extending our support for visual artists, and furthering our mission to widen public access to the arts. We invite anybody who is interested in the visual arts to attend the evening for an exclusive insight into the work of some of London's most exciting creative talent. Entry is £2, and there is a free bar.

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Data By Design Table Talks: Powered by PechaKucha

  For years the term “Big Data” has buzzed on the lips of CEOs and executives and bounced off board room walls. Companies understand the opportunity their data represents to customize products and services to their customers, streamline operational efficiency, and unearth market insights that provide a competitive advantage. But knowing how best to apply data is one thing—telling a story through data in a way that illuminates is an art unto itself. CNN Money recently published an insightful piece on this subject. Author Olof Schybergson says, “It’s about turning information into meaningful insights people can use, giving data a human shape and a connection with the messy real world that we live in… Designers have it ingrained to focus on simplicity and bring a singular focus to delighting the end user—regardless of whether they are a business user or consumer. Designers know how to take complex or disparate information and make it tangible, understandable, and importantly, more human.” We’ll be tackling this with the experts for our May Table Talks: Data by Design. Joining us for lunch on Thursday, May 23 will be Datascope Analytics partner Aaron Wolf, designer Sharlene King, DataMade founder Derek Eder, Chicago Data Visualization Meetup organizer Josh Doyle, and Table XI COO Mark Rickmeier, each of whom will treat us to a PechaKucha-style presentation on the topic.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing the Government from the Outside In

Ever wanted to know when your city would fix that pot hole? Or when and where flu shots are available? Derek Eder utilizes open data -- government information readily available to the public -- to develop civic applications that not only reveal how the government works, but also allow local citizens to interact with, participate in, and use government services more effectively. In today's Presentation of the Day "Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In" from Table XI's May Table Talks event, Derek demonstrates the advantages and enormous potential for open data; from food inspection to crime reporting to bus locations.  

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Oceans of Data

  "We want to 'whale-cast', we want to predict where they're we can manage human use of the ocean to minimize impact on endangered species." Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. In "Oceans of Data" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, he discusses using data to map out plans for marine conservation.   

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

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Mata is Meta-Data: Mapping the Anthropolithic Age

"Its an ancient god, being awakened, being uploaded, being digitized...along with all the other worldly mythologies." In Mata is Meta-Data: Mapping the Anthropolithic Age from Honolulu Vol. 23 artist Solomon Enos, known for his "Epic Tales of Hi`iakaikapoliopele" interpreted as large scale murals and installations, passionately shares his most recent project, “Polyfantastica”, where evil corporations are personified as grotesque monsters in tales of battles of good over evil. The work is a continuation of his life-long project called “Mata” in which he hopes may unify all the global mythologies and theologies into the final human narrative, hosted as an international public game for children. This is some next level imagination!