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Articles tagged with: Christine Outram

Peter Hirshberg

Written by metal on Monday, 20 August 2012.

"Big Data and the City - Peter Hirshberg"

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The digital revolution has blanketed our cities with a vast network of electronic devices – sensors, mobile phones and microcontrollers to name a few. These enable government and the private sector to deploy smart grids, real-time transit initiatives and more efficient emergency evacuation systems. Yet these forces of Big Data have also created an entirely new and dynamic role for citizens, start-ups and artists: the networked city is the next great platform for interactive engagement, business building and rapid prototyping.

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