Panelist, “Transparency and its Discontents: Democratic Prospects and Challenges.” Can Open Data Improve Democratic Governance? University of California, Berkeley, sponsored by Center for the Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. September 2013
“Information Orders after the 1906 Earthquake,” University of North Carolina, sponsored by School of Information and Library Science and School of Journalism. April 2013.
“Californians and their Earthquakes: telegraph use after the 1868 Hayward earthquake.” Third GCOE Kyoto – Berkeley Workshop. Berkeley, CA. March 2011.
“Post-disaster information practices: notification and sensemaking after Earthquakes in California.” Second GCOE Kyoto – Berkeley Workshop. Kyoto, Japan. March 2010.
Megan Finn. Out of Context. Ambidextrous (8). 2008.
I wrote about the problems of showing aggregated data — especially geo-data and Google Street View— out of context, with thoughts on what this might meet for the design of applications.