OKBR e parceiros lançam Parlametria, ferramenta para acompanhar debates do Congresso

- December 5, 2019 in Destaque, Open Knowledge Brasil

O 4º Encontro Brasileiro de Governo Aberto, realizado em Brasília na última semana, marcou o lançamento do Parlametria, projeto da Open Knowledge Brasil em parceria com a Dado Capital e o Laboratório Analytics, da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande. A empreitada surgiu do esforço de organizações que trabalham com o monitoramento do legislativo para traduzir e dar sentido às mais de 27 mil proposições que tramitam hoje no Congresso Nacional, jogando luz na tramitação dos projetos, atuação dos parlamentares, discussões de comissões, etc.  Utilizando tecnologias livres, o Parlametria pretende que suas ferramentas e relatórios ajudem a sociedade civil a acompanhar e influenciar os debates que acontecem no Congresso Nacional. Navegando pelo site do projeto, é possível conhecer melhor as ferramentas desenvolvidas: Perfil Parlamentar e Leg.go. No Perfil Parlamentar, é possível verificar cruzamentos de bases de dados que revelam informações sobre quem são os deputados federais e senadores, como se posicionam nas votações e quais os seus vínculos e afinidades políticas e econômicas dentro e fora do Legislativo. Além de consulta individual, é possível ter uma visão geral das duas Casas Legislativas. Já o Leg.go mostra as proposições do parlamento. Nele, o aprendizado de máquina e a ciência de dados foram utilizados para coletar informações da Câmara dos Deputados e do Senado Federal. Com isso, identifica-se a temperatura das proposições, o que tramita com mais energia, como o conteúdo dos projetos é alterado e quem são os atores importantes nesse processo. As duas ferramentas estão em sua primeira versão e devem evoluir nos próximos meses. A plataforma também abriga relatórios temáticos, que aprofundam a análise sobre temas relevantes e devem ser publicados periodicamente. Os dois primeiros, já disponíveis, dizem respeito aos gargalos de transparência e à influência de setores econômicos nas doações de campanha dos parlamentares eleitos. Acesse a plataforma: http://parlametria.org.br Flattr this!

“Firelight Flickering on the Ceiling of the World”: The Aurora Borealis in Art

- December 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

Images of the Aurora Borealis through the history of art.

The Public Domain Review’s End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched!

- December 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Public Domain Review's End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched!

The Cubies’ ABC (1913)

- December 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

A satirical alphabet book mocking Cubists, Futurists, and other masters of modern art.

Δελτίο τύπου: Πολιτική πολιτικών διαφημίσεων της Google “ένα βήμα προς τη σωστή κατεύθυνση”

- December 2, 2019 in Featured, Featured @en, News, ανοικτά δεδομένα, Νέα

Η Google εξέδωσε μια ενημέρωση σχετικά με την πολιτική πολιτικών διαφημίσεων της, η οποία θα έχει άμεσο αντίκτυπο στις Γενικές Εκλογές του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου. Ο γίγαντας του Διαδικτύου δήλωσε ότι περιορίζει τη στόχευση του κοινού των εκλογών στις γενικότερες κατηγορίες. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι δεν θα επιτρέψει στους πολιτικούς διαφημιζόμενους να στοχεύουν τους ψηφοφόρους με βάση […]

Αξιολόγηση της νέας απτής και άυλης συν-δημιουργικής εμπειρικής ιατρικής εκπαίδευσης

- December 2, 2019 in Featured, Featured @en, News, εκπαίδευση, Νέα

Πέντε συμμετέχουσες χώρες: Κύπρος, Σουηδία, Φινλανδία, Ελλάδα, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο Έναρξη: 01-01-2020 – Τέλος: 31-12-2022 Αναφορά Έργου: 612444-ΕΡΡ-1-2019-1-CY-EPPKA2-KA Επιχορήγηση ΕΕ: 990635 EUR Πρόγραμμα: Erasmus + Βασική δράση: Συνεργασία για καινοτομία και ανταλλαγή ορθών πρακτικών Τύπος ενέργειας: Συμμαχίες γνώσης για την τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση Περίληψη Η πειθαρχία της ανατομίας γίνεται όλο και πιο πολύπλοκη λόγω της μεγαλύτερης κατανόησης […]

Η καταστολή των πολιτικών διαφημίσεων από την Google “θα έχει ελάχιστες επιπτώσεις στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο»

- December 1, 2019 in Featured, Featured @en, News

Του Alex Hern Σύμφωνα με πηγές, οι Βρετανοί διαφημιστές βασίζονται περισσότερο στις λέξεις-κλειδιά παρά στα εργαλεία μικρο-στόχευσης (microtargeting). Ένας νέος κανόνας που απαγορεύει τη μικρο-στόχευση σε πολιτικές διαφημίσεις θα έχει ελάχιστο αντίκτυπο στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, σύμφωνα με τον Guardian, επειδή η πλειονότητα των πολιτικών διαφημιστών δεν χρησιμοποιεί τα εργαλεία αυτά, ούτως ή άλλως. Αντ’ αυτού, οι […]

ENTICE, Erasmus+: το OK Greece σε μία Ευρωπαϊκή πρωτοβουλία για την συν-δημιουργία στην Ιατρική Εκπαίδευση

- December 1, 2019 in News, Νέα

Το ελληνικό παράρτημα του Ιδρύματος Ανοικτής Γνώσης (Open Knowlege Greece) ανακοινώνει και επίσημα την συμμετοχή του σε μία νέα ευρωπαϊκή πρωτοβουλία, διετούς διάρκειας για την αξιολόγηση των μεθόδων συν-δημιουργίας στο κομμάτι της ιατρικής εκπαίδευσης, στο πλαίσιο του ερευνητικού προγράμματος ENTICE (Evaluating Novel Tangible and Intangible Co-creative Experiential medical education, Erasmus+, Knowledge Alliances for higher education). Ο […]

‘Open Data Hackdays’ goes Tourism

- November 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

“Different sectors and disciplines need to come together in order to bridge the silos. It’s about creating something new together.” 

– Martin Barth, CEO of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne
The Open Data “Tourism edition” Hackdays were the first of their kind for Opendata.ch: The students from HSLU’s ‘Applied Information and Data Science’ class took over the driving seat. They shaped this new Open Data Hackdays format according to their vision, with Opendata.ch at their side for support and guidance. Tanja Schär, lead of the student organisation committee for the Hackdays, shares her perspective on the beginning of this new collaboration: “The exchange with the Opendata.ch team, who bring a lot of experience to the table, was highly valuable for us. For me it was a a pleasure to experience what can be achieved in practice within such a short time frame. When the Hackdays finally started – after several months of organisation – I was especially happy about the good vibe on location!” Solving real challenges of tourism in Switzerland The first Open Data Hackdays were all about tourism data and prioritised the concrete challenges of Swiss tourist offices. Rafael Enzler, founder of the tourism agency gutundgut observed: “The challenges presented at the kickoff of the Hackdays actually represented the key problems that the Swiss tourist offices experience in regards to data.”  One noticed that small tourism regions struggle to gather, analyse and use data, given the limited capacities they have. This causes a critical lack of insights about potential clients, visitors’ needs and optimisation potentials. Luckily, the Open Data Hackdays were here to help. The 12 projects that came to life during the two days are: Hackers, students and Tourism experts coming together Around 70 participants from all walks of life gathered to work on the proposed tourism challenges. Rafael Enzler was impressed by the interdisciplinary collaboration in the room: “The collaboration between the students, the Tourism practitioners and the Open Data community is unique and working out perfectly. In general, the passion one can feel in this room feels great!”

Open Knowledge Foundation CEO Catherine Stihler awarded OBE

- November 27, 2019 in Open Knowledge

Our chief executive Catherine Stihler has been awarded an OBE by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

She was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her service to politics.

Yesterday, Catherine took part in the investiture at Buckingham Palace, watched on by her proud family.

Catherine said: “It was an immense honour to receive this recognition and be awarded an OBE by Prince William.

“When I entered the European Parliament as Britain’s youngest MEP 20 years ago it was because I believed in public service as a force for good. That’s something I still passionately believe today.

“At the Open Knowledge Foundation I continue to fight to improve politics, tackling disinformation and lies and working towards a future that is fair, free and open.

“The overwhelming majority of people who choose public service do so to improve lives for their communities, and we should never lose sight of that.”

Catherine has been chief executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation since February 2019. Prior to this, she represented Scotland as a Member of the European Parliament for Labour since 1999. As Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, she worked on digital policy, prioritising the digital single market, digital skills, better accessibility of digital products for the disabled, as well as citizen online data protection and privacy. As leader and founder of the All-Party Library Group she promoted and advocated for the importance of libraries and how libraries can remain relevant in the new digital age.

Born in Bellshill in 1973, Catherine was educated at Coltness High School, Wishaw and St Andrews University, where she was awarded a MA (Hons) Geography and International Relations (1996), and a MLitt in International Security Studies (1998). Before becoming a MEP, Catherine served as President of St Andrews University Students Association (1994-1995) and worked in the House of Commons for Dame Anne Begg MP (1997-1999). She has a Master of Business Administration from the Open University, and in 2018 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews. Catherine was elected to serve as the 52nd Rector of the University of St Andrews between 2014 and 2017.