sunlightcities: On Aug. 22, South Bend, Indiana, became the 15th municipality (and, with a population of roughly 101,000, the smallest!) in the US to sign an open data policy into law. …. What’s uncommon about South Bend is not just its size, but the fact that their new policy firmly grounds “open data” in the state’s public records …

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Should residents take municipal projects into their own hands? (poll) | cleveland.com

I think we’re likely to see this more and more.  As people develop a much stronger sense of community around specific issues through being able to connect to others who care about them easily through web tools, we’re going to see more and more cases where people feel more only empowered, but reinforced in their …

Continue reading Should residents take municipal projects into their own hands? (poll) | cleveland.com

There’s nothing like a dashboard full of data and graphs and trend lines to make us feel like grown ups. […] You’re supposed to put these dashboards up on a wall, on a huge plasma screen. Because of course numbers are twice as persuasive if you make them twice as big. Stijn DeBrouwere, Cargo cult analytics …

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americanphoto: This photograph, part of Shadi Ghadirian’s “Qajar” series, shows a young woman posing with an object banned under the Iranian Revolution. It’s one work out of many which will be shown at an exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts that features the work of 12 women photographers from the Middle East. There’s a …

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