Episode 02: Data Poverty and Data Love

In this episode, hosts Patricia Kim and Bethany Wiggin talk to Daniel Castro, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Christine Knapp about concepts like “data poverty,” and what cities are doing to gather emissions data—and how we can improve. Also, we welcome our new Public Research Interns, Grace Boroughs and Katie Collier, who remind us to “Love Your Data.”

Zachary Dean Norman,  Endangered Data  (2017). Trinidad Head, California measurement station. 100% the pixels in this image have been used to store data.

Zachary Dean Norman, Endangered Data (2017). Trinidad Head, California measurement station. 100% the pixels in this image have been used to store data.

CREDITS

Image: Zachary Dean Norman, Endangered Data (2017)

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Tweet Daniel @castrotech.

Daniel Aldana Cohen is a political sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania who works on the intersection of climate change, inequality, the built environment, and carbon accounting. Tweet Daniel @aldatweets.

Christine Knapp is the Executive Director for the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability (OOS). Tweet Christine @christinemknapp.

This episode was produced by Jasmine Erdener.

MUSIC

“Dreamy” by J Dilla (intro)

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead (Original)

Brian Eno and David Byrne - The Jezebel Spirit

Cymande - Dove

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - Regiment

Os Tincoãs - Deixa A Gira Girar (j g b edit)

Nano Stern - Sonqollay

Nano Stern - Carnavalito del Ciempies

FEEDBACK

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Patricia Eunji Kim