Posts Tagged ‘Open Secrets’

Visualize This: LinkTV and Sunlight Labs Move to Put Data Into Action

In Innovation, Linked Data, Technology on March 10, 2010 at 10:00 am



Read my complete post on The Scholarly Kitchen. Excerpts:     

If they build it, will we go? That’s a question being posed by two open data exercises, one underway and another planned for later this year. Both are attempts to use information transparency to make governments more involving and accountable.        

Sunlight’s mission is to open government and “make it more transparent, accountable, and responsible.” To accomplish this, the Sunlight Labs site is a community space where staff and community programmers can share open-source code, APIs, publicly available data sets, and ideas — resulting in co-created utilities that help the organizations and the public interpret public data, often aided by mobile apps or Flash visualization technologies.