DATA: What 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 acto


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Tim Schütz's picture
April 22, 2021

From a conversation with an environmental advocate in Mailiao, Yunlin County, we learned that workers at the 6th Naphtha Cracker have to install an app called Formosa Plastics [MDM 台塑MDM]. This app prevents workers and other visitors from using the phone's camera, which makes it much more difficult for workers to document incidences. 

Tim Schütz's picture
May 8, 2019
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What data platforms are windows into data culture and politics in this setting?

What could one learn about Baltimore through a close analysis of the "Boston Tree Inventory" or through close work with CalEnviroScreen (noticing what gets pulled into visibility and what remains off-screen)? 

What kind of data infrastructures are imagined as needed n this setting and for what historical and contemporary reasons? In Austin, for example, energy transition actors have worked to establish energy data infrastructure that is separate from established data infrastructures supported by power companies, etc.