Etienne Turpin in the Citizen Sense "Sensing Practices" seminar series
In the data-rich environments of contemporary megacities, free and open source software (FOSS) platforms can help make legible trends, transformations, and opportunities regarding community resilience. Critical for the development of such platforms are questions about how citizens are mobilized through designed engagement, how their participation is validated, and how the insights revealed are integrated into new governance models that enable and encourage political transparency, participatory budgeting, and civic co-management. The lecture will present recent and ongoing #bigdata research from the GeoSocial Intelligence Research Group (GSI) at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, and the 'Data Made Me Do It' Research Initiative at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. Supported by the FOSS platform CogniCity, developed by the SMART OSGeo Lab, GSI is coordinating infrastructure research through the social media platform Twitter as part of the PetaJakarta.org Joint Pilot Study with the Jakarta Emergency Management Agency and the United Nations Pulse Lab Jakarta. At the College of Environmental Design, faculty and students are experimenting with CogniCity as new tool for urban research in the domains of environmental design and urban planning. In both projects, the aim is to accelerate the transition from social media data mining to a GeoSocial Intelligence Framework and thereby promote the democratic co-management complex urban environments through the integration of small and big data sources and methods.
Etienne Turpin is a philosopher studying, curating, and writing about complex urban systems, community resilience, the political economies of data and infrastructure, and scientific-colonial history in Southeast Asia. He is director of the GeoSocial Intelligence Research Group and Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, and Associate Research Fellow at the Australian Center for Cultural Environmental Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia. Through the SMART OSGeo Lab, he is Co-PI of the PetaJakarta.org applied research collaboration with the Jakarta Emergency Management Agency and the United Nations Pulse Lab, which is supported by a Twitter OSS Engineering #DataGrant and the Australian National Data Service. Etienne is the founder and director of anexact office, a design research practice based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a member of the Synapse International Curators' Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany; he is also currently a lecturer at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, where he teaches urban data politics. He is the editor of Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy (Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2013), and co-editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies (Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, forthcoming 2014), and Jakarta: Architecture + Adaptation (Depok: Universitas Indonesia Press, 2013).
The Citizen Sense research group is hosting a year-long seminar series on “Sensing Practices.” The series attends to questions about how sensing and practice emerge, take hold, and form attachments across environmental, material, political and aesthetic concerns. Rather than take “the senses” as a fixed starting point, this seminar series instead considers how sensing-as-practice is differently articulated in relation to technologies of environmental monitoring, data gathered for evidentiary claims, the formation of citizens, and more-than-human entanglements. How might these expanded approaches to sensing practices recast engagements with experience, and reconfigure explorations of practice-based research?
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|15 Oct 2014||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
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