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Singapore Experienced Through Real-Time Data

Does 'Live Singapore!' and other urban data projects help us understand our cities better?

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on April 12, 2011.

MIT’s SENSEable City Lab has recently created a project that takes the real time data of the movement of Singapore and makes it accessible to people for a variety of purposes:

LIVE Singapore! provides people with access to a range of useful real-time information about their city by developing an open platform for the collection, elaboration and distribution of real-time data that reflect urban activity. Giving people visual and tangible access to real-time information about their city enables them to take their decisions more in sync with their environment, with what is actually happening around them.

This project is not dissimilar to the recent app contest held by the city of New York, which asked app developers to use the city’s data reservoirs from 30 different organization to help its citizen’s experience of the city.

While it would appear that this is the beginning of interplay between local government data and private sector uses, the question is how will governments use this information for policy development?

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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.

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