Scraping Political Big Open Data: Web Hacking Techniques
12 May 2013, 11:00 - 18:00
- Paolo Cirio [IT]
Accompanying Cirio’s public installation, the artist will lead a workshop on political open data (web hacking techniques), which will focus on online transparency activism, how to apply it practically through the use of smart hacks over web platforms, and the ethics and legal issues behind ownership, privacy, and the geopolitical use of data. The workshop will seek to develop methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web and will reveal smart ways to access data that is considered public, but held hostage by its containers. The practical session of the workshop will introduce some simple software, coding, techniques and tricks to extract data from various online platforms.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Basic coding experience is welcome, although not necessary. Participants are required to bring their laptop.