Data Canvas: Sense Your City

Johann Recordon, Nov. 17, 2014

Visual Data Canvas

In 2015, swissnex SF, Lift and Gray Area join forces again to bring about change in the urban landscape. With the collaboration of SEEED Studio, a Chinese hardware platform for and by makers, the City of Geneva, HEAD and Splunk4Good, the social impact arm of the data disrupter Splunk, we are bringing the power in the hands of the citizens themselves by making them the pioneers of Data Canvas (formerly named Urban Data Challenge).

100 people will build their own DiY environmental sensors and measure air quality, noise, light and temperature over the course of 4 months in: San Francisco, Geneva, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, Singapore and Boston.

Do you live in one of these 7 cities? Apply now for a free sensor kit and be part of this global project! Stream your data online from January to April 2015 for everybody to access, learn, use and create with.

On February 5th, 2015, during the Lift Conference in Geneva, we will open the data streams from all 100 sensors, and launch an international online challenge with all of your data. The best data visualizations will be selected by an international jury and exhibited in Geneva in April 2015.

Maker/hacker communities and spaces, universities and art schools please apply as groups but fill out an individual form per person and sensor kit. Organizers will select 100 recipients in total.

Apply today and join our global movement for citizen empowerment and urban change!

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