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A summit to navigate big seas of data

Posted by Davina Jackson on 12 Feb 2013

Multi-industry and trans-government challenges to manage and use floods of 'extreme' information will be discussed at a Navigating Big Data Summit in Canberra on 13 March 2013. Organised by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) with Intel and government agencies, the one-day conference will cover issues of privacy, ethics, skills, managerial challenges, government regulations and barriers to uptake. It will focus on 'top-line' concerns affecting the health, government, banking, Read More

Royal Society of NZ discussions on data futures

Posted by Davina Jackson on 30 Jan 2013

Radio New Zealand National's most forensic interviewer, Kim Hill, will chair a new series of public discussions in Wellington about the social implications of new visual systems for gathering, classifying and communicating factual information. Hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand to support the National Library's current Big Data: Changing Place exhibition, the five discussions will include trios of experts publicly interpreting the latest conversations among boffins at the frontiers Read More

Big Data: recording changes to places

Posted by Davina Jackson on 17 Dec 2012

The National Library of New Zealand has soft-launched its iconic new building in Wellington with an exhibition on dynamic modelling of systems and environments. The Big Data: Changing Place exhibition, curated by Richard Simpson with a project team led by Keith Thorsen and the NZ Department of Internal Affairs, highlights visually exciting and dynamic real-time applications of ultra-precise sensor surveying technologies for managing environments: from vast areas of land and ocean to systems Read More

Exhibiting invisible nanoscapes

Posted by Davina Jackson on 16 Dec 2012

New Zealand's nanotechnology research community is exhibiting its most exciting images of invisible structures – captured by today's most powerful microscopes. Winners of a national competition held by the University of Canterbury's MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology will appear in The Art of the Invisible exhibition at the University of Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery 8-20 February 2013. While some of the images have been taken with older optical and electron Read More

SMART Urban Liveability Workshop

Posted by Davina Jackson on 13 Dec 2012

Economist Kamran Khan, leader of the Global Infrastructure Finance Center of Excellence and Singapore Urban Hub for the World Bank,  is headlining a one-day workshop on smart solutions for urban liveability – to be hosted by the University of Wollongong (UOW) on 14 February 2013. Chaired by Professor Pascal Perez of UOW's SMART Infrastructure Facility, the workshop panel also includes Ms Dorte Eklund, executive director of Infrastructure Australia's major cities unit, Professor Brian Collins, Read More

Big Data: Wellington Seminars

Posted by Davina Jackson on 7 Dec 2012

New Zealand's National Library and the Royal Society of NZ are hosting five seminars in Wellington to discuss different implications of the current global deluge of 'big data' (highlighted via the Library's current Big Data: Changing Place exhibition). The draft topics for this Wednesday seminar series in early 2013 are: > From Space to Place: Recovering the Personal > Cities and Sudden Change > The Sentient Planet: Technology as a Super Sense > Growing Up Digital: Digital Read More