Last week GIScience Research Group members were attending the Engaging Data Forum organized by the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
Carlo Ratti (Director) and Assaf Biderman (Associate Director) from SENSEable City Laboratory open Engaging Data Forum
Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics and Barton Gellman, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and publisher of Edward Snowden’s leaks in the Washington Post were leading the opening discussion around the emerging topic of big data and its future scientific impacts and challenges. The symposium was closed by group discussions with different stakeholders and a final research project presentation by Senseble City Lab staff.
The symposium visit was possible through a research stay funding by the German Excellence Initiative II and aims to foster the research collaboration between University of Heidelberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.