Project

Big, Open & Beautiful

'Big, Open & Beautiful' is a series by Waag Society and Pakhuis de Zwijger full of inspiring speakers. Each session we will discuss another aspect of open data, big data and data visualization.

The importance of accessible data for innovation, correct data interpretation and clear visualisations of information is already known. But what is needed to actually reach this innovation, and what options and future scenarios exist, remains an interesting topic. After all, data affects all facets of our society. That is why, during this series, we will give attention to many different themes. Such as:

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Journalism
  • Visualization
  • Open Democracy & politics
  • New business & economy
  • Transparency
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Privacy & identity

The Future Internet Lab of Waag Society focuses on the developments of big and open data and content on super broadband. In many projects the Lab investigates how these issues play a role in our present and future society. This series is part of that research.

In short: Open data
Once data is available for everybody to reuse for applications or services, we speak of Open Data. Open Data is worth money and can stimulate economic growth. More importantly, our society can use this information for innovation and progress. Access to data is of inestimable value. Data forms the basis for information and knowledge (development).

Duration of the project: 
30-01-2013 to 31-12-2016