[open-visualisation] Fwd: Call for Projects and Papers on Public Data Visualization (Madrid)

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Aug 4 16:03:20 UTC 2009

This looks really interesting!


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Visualizar'09: Public Data, Data in Public
Call for projects and papers

International Workshop-Seminar on Public Data Visualization
November 12 - 27, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)

Deadline for projects and papers: October 5, 2009
Call for collaborators: October 16 - November 11, 2009


Directed by José Luis de Vicente. Teachers: Ben Cerveny (Stamen) and
Aaron Koblin. With the support of Bestiario.

This new edition will focus on the implications of using data
structure visualization to aid in public processes of decision-making.
Selected projects and papers will tackle the topic of Open Data and
Visualization for Government Transparency and Civic Engagement.

Visualizar'09 includes an international seminar and an advanced
project development workshop. Both activities will tackle the topic of
transparency of data to make public discussion and debate possible,
regarding the political, social, and scientific processes.
Consequently, one of the objectives of Visualizar'09 will be the
development of new strategies for communicating these data and
returning them to the public domain.

All those interested in collaborating in one of the selected projects
can sign in from October 16 to November 11.

Submission of databases:

Public databases of institutions or research groups interested in
sharing them and making them more available to citizens can be sent to
visualizar[arroba]medialab-prado.es or through

Submitted databases could serve as work material for data
visualization projects selected for this workshop.

More information:


With the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
- Ministry of Science and Innovation (FECYT - Ministerio de Ciencia e

Nerea García Garmendia
Comunicación / Press
Área de Las Artes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Plaza de las Letras
Alameda, 15 28014 Madrid
Tfno. +34 914 202 754
difusion at medialab-prado.es

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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