6/10. One of those films that I would probably rate more highly if the reviews hadn’t been so positive. This isn’t bad, and it does a lot with its premise — in no small part due to excellent central performances — but there isn’t a huge amount there.
8. A striking, spare film that assembles mystery and emotional involvement from the slightest of narratives.
I’m travelling quite a bit over these next few weeks:
- This week, from Tuesday 10th through Saturday 14th I’m in Brasilia to participate in CONSEGI and talk about open data.
- I’m then in Amsterdam from Sunday 15th through Tuesday 17th to participate in a workshop on Global Interoperability and Linked Data Workshop organized by Maura Marx and colleagues
- From Wednesday 18th through Friday 20th I’m in Budapest for an Open Data workshop being co-organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation / LOD2
- Finally on Saturday 21st I’m back in London to speak about OpenSpending at OpenTech
If you’re at any of these events (or are just located in any of these places) and are interested in open knowledge (data/content/etc) type stuff please get in touch!
Updates from the events: http://notebook.okfn.org/2011/05/19/reports-from-consegi-and-workshops-in-amsterdam-and-budapest/
Any pointers to existing js utility libraries for working with data (e.g. convert to/from standard services, parse dates etc)?
As part of my Shuttleworth Fellowship I’m preparing monthly highlights of Fellowship-related activity.
Talks, Events and Posts
- Building the (Open) Data Ecosystem
- Data Hubs, Data Management Systems and CKAN
- Talk at UKSG Annual Conference on Open Bibliography
- Talk at REPUBLICA on Open Data
Open Government Data:
Open Economics Working Group
This week on Thursday and Friday I’ll be in Milan to speak at the 1st LAPSI (Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information) Primer & Public Conference.
I’m contributing to a “primer” session on The Perspective of Open Data Communities and then giving a conference talk on Collective Costs and Benefits in Opening PSI for Re-use in a session on PSI Re-use: a Tool for Enhancing Competitive Markets where I’ll be covering work by myself and others on pricing and regulation of PSI (see e.g. the “Cambridge Study” and the paper on the Economics of the Public Sector of Information).
Update: slides are up.