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Making Sense of Raw Data: A Labor of Love - Beth Noveck

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/04/Beth_Noveck_Transparent_Government U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Beth Noveck explains why "loved data lasts longer." Noveck says the raw data offered online by the Open Government Initiative is useless to most citizens unless mashed-up and/or converted into graphical visualizations, which she calls "a labor of love." ----- President Obama's first executive action was the Open Government Memorandum calling for more transparent, participatory, and collaborative government. It is likely that one of the longest lasting effects of the current administration will be how much it changed the culture of Washington by opening government data and pioneering innovations in policymaking. As the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the President's Open Government Initiative in the White House, Beth Noveck is in the forefront of the Federal government's implementation of these changes. On leave as law professor at New York Law School and a visiting professor of communication at Stanford University, she lectures on intellectual property, innovation and technology law. She is also the Founder of the State of Play conferences. Noveck just released her latest book Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful. - Long Now Foundation Beth Simone Noveck is the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government. She directs the White House Open Government Initiative. She is on leave as a professor law and director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School and McClatchy visiting professor of communication at Stanford University. Dr. Noveck taught in the areas of intellectual property, technology and first amendment law and founded the law school's "Do Tank," a legal and software research and development lab focused on developing technologies and policies to promote open government (dotank.nyls.edu). Dr. Noveck is the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (2009) and editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (2006).
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