This weekend I have been participating at the Sensor Journalism Workshop at the Tow Center, a research initiative headed by Emily Bell at Columbia’s School of Journalism.
The discussion has been spirited and wide ranging, but personal questions I’ve come away with include: What are the politics of sampling? When does the ethical interpretation of data require an expert (or when shouldn’t it?), How is data a manifestation of values? What distinguishes participatory sensing from surveillance? How does publication change data? What would an air-to-air DIY citizen resistance drone look like?