Whose Analysis? Whose Expertise?: Partnering for Better Data Analytics for Small Cities

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this talk, two leading scholars of science and technology in society lay out some of the challenges of gathering and using big data to address small cities’ priorities and challenges. Stressing the importance of collaboration and the assemblage of multi-disciplinary teams, they describe big data projects that went (unintentionally) wrong and ones that truly addressed cities’ needs, and the theorizing about public problems implicit in each.