Embedding open data in the mainstream education curriculum is a crucial step to raising data literacy, not just to plug the data science skills gap, but to give the next generation the language, confidence and motivation to engage with engaged citizenship.
Our new platform that helps organisations develop fundable arts projects for social good has scooped top prize in the Open Data Challenge Series for Heritage & Culture.
This is the first of two posts that discuss the publishing of real time Air Quality data in Sheffield. In this post we’ll look at the technical specifics of where the data comes from, how it is processed and where it ends up. In the follow-up posting, we’ll consider some of the softer issues around this process.
A range of environmental, health and other datasets are available via the AQ+ project, which can be used in the AQ+ Challenge.
Join us through March and April for the AQ+ Hack & Play series to make something interesting, informative, insightful or just fun with air quality related open data. Prizes available for best visualisation, most viable product, best policy insight and best personal insight.
Visit the Sheffield Institute of the Arts until 17 March to see our exhibition featuring Air Transformed and Exhausted Sound, artworks commissioned for the Air Quality+ project.