A video from the UP Singapore exhibition at the 2012 World Cities Summit. Data and the ability to act on it is what makes a city more intelligent: the more we know the more we can manage. Some of the most valuable data today is gathered by citizens. Across the world, networks of individuals are mapping social and environmental phenomena that can assist cities in times of disaster, in law enforcement, personal safety and community building (San Fransisco: Bike Accident Hacker, Haiti: Open Street Map, Brazil: Wiki Crimes, Cairo: Harass Map, Nairobi: Voice of Kibera, Queensland: Flood Crisis Map, Japan: Radiation Mapping, Rome&Madrid: Open Signal Map). This act of public crowdsourcing invites collaboration and creates shared resources that have the potential to benefit millions. The act of public crowdsourcing invites collaboration and oversight and creates shared recourses that have the potential to benefit millions.
Produced by Re:imagine Group, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and Newton Circus.
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