Big data and open data: what’s what and why does it matter?

Both types of data can transform the world, but when government turns big data into open data it’s especially powerful  Big data and the new phenomenon open data are closely related but they’re not the same. Open data brings a perspective that can make big data more useful, more democratic, and less threatening. While big … Read more

An brief timeline of the #data #evolution

Today the world contains a vast amount of data which continues to grow at speed. Explore moments in history which have played a part in shaping today’s data-driven society. Timo Arnall, Internet Machine, 2014 © Timo Arnall Source: 1801 William Playfair, the founder of graphical methods of data, develops the first pie chart. 1837 … Read more