Analytics Across Systems and Scales: Civic Data Capacity

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DEUTERO: Who in this setting or domain is thinking and worrying about the kinds of civic [qualitative, air pollution, energy transition, anthropocene, risk] data infrastructure, work and capacity called for currently and in the future?

META: What discourses shape the way people in this setting talk about and conceptualize civic data infrastructure and capacity, right-to-know, freedom of information, the potential of expanded public participation, and so on?

MACRO: What laws and economic drivers produce (or undercut) civic data infrastructure, access, work and capacity in this setting?

MESO: What groups, networks and publics are implicated in civic data infrastructure, work, governance and capacity in this setting? What data and visualizations of these groups and networks are available?

MICRO: What practices produce (or undercut) civic data work and capacity in this setting? 

BIO: How has civic data capacity (or lack of) impacted people in this setting (subjecting them to industrial risks,  for example to over-research or invisibility? What human health impacts and indicators need to be accounted for and addressed in this setting?

NANOWhat cultural frames and dispositions enable or deflect civic data work and capacity in this setting?

EDXUWhat educational and research programs (formal and informal) produce civic data capacity in this setting? What data expertise is available?

DATAWhat civic data and communication infrastructure is in place in this setting and how is it configured, accessible and usable?  What data, infrastructure and visualization capacity is provided by federal government actors, lower level government actors, businesses, NGOs and other civil society organizations and networks?

TECHNO: What technical infrastructure in this setting needs to be monitored, governed and planned, and what civic data infrastructure is needed for this?

ECO-ATMO: What ecosystems in this setting need to be monitoring, governed and planned, and what civic data infrastructure is needed for this? What civic data infrastructure needed to account and plan for climate change in this setting?

GEOWhat Anthropocenic load (toxic waste sites, mercury levels in lakes and streams, etc) in this setting needs to be documented, stewarded and governed, and what civic data infrastructure is needed for this?

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May 6, 2019 - 4:46pm

Critical Commentary

A set of analytics for questioning civic data capacity and infrastructures across anthropocenic sites.

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Tim Schütz and Kim Fortun, "Analytics Across Systems and Scales: Civic Data Capacity", contributed by Tim Schütz, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 2 July 2019, accessed 17 May 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/analytics-across-systems-and-scales-civic-data-capacity