When you hear the loudspeaker system announce the next street the bus is stopping at, you have defacto data activists to thank.
…what we’re missing most is sustained engagement with the residents of the city of Chicago. That’s how we can turn mere hacking into real innovation. The magic combination of government, developers, and community members is what we’re after.
Road trip anyone? (via 24 Places That Look Not Normal, But Are Actually Real | MyScienceAcademy)
Details Of Gun Package Include FOIL Provision – Capital Tonight, Nick Reisman
Legislature Restricts Access to Gun Permit Data – NY Times, Christine Haughney
Guns, Maps and Disturbing Data – NY Times, David Carr
Noneck’s commentary: NY State’s open records law is so far ahead of every other state that this exemption creates an imperfect lens of transparency. A better way to handle gun permitting would have been to limit records to a zip code or a US Census track. By allowing citizens to remove themselves from public record creates a dangerous president for transparency and accountability.
if you ever wondered how many Brooklyn-based bookstores it takes to create a one minute make-out scene inside of a bookstore on Girls, the answer is confusingly: two.