Data Canvas is a partnership between swissnex San Francisco, Gray Area, and Lift Conference.
The first edition of Data Canvas was launched as an international online challenge in 2013 to create innovative visualizations by using public transportation data sets from the cities of San Francisco, Zurich and Geneva, with the goal of strengthening the global open data movement, and engaging governments and citizens around urban questions using data. Since then we have developed the Data Canvas into a media network, online and offline, that promotes public education around civic issues, using data. Our research around public private initiatives in using data results in events, data visualization challenges, and workshops with partners around the world. Please join us.
swissnex San Francisco
+1415 912 5901
swissnex San Francisco‘s mission is to connect the dots between Switzerland and the US in science, innovation, art and education. A dedication to an interdisciplinary and global outlook has allowed swissnex SF to be a fertile platform for cross-pollination and catalyst for innovation. swissnex SF presents cutting edge public programming, researching and showcasing the future of academia, technology and creative culture. An initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Research and Education, swissnex leverages a global network and public-private approach toward solving the problems of tomorrow.
+1 415 843 1423
Gray Area Art & Technology is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gray Area’s mission is to apply art and technology to create positive social impact through education, civic engagement, and public programs. Gray Area tests and scales projects with high impact potential, teaches digital tools to support artists and technologies, and inspires the community by promoting meaningful new work. In a single month, Gray Area produces a dozen events including artistic performances, classes, meet ups, film screenings, panel discussions and local community meetings regarding pressing issues.
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Lift explores the business and social implications of technological innovation through international event series and open innovation programs in Europe and Asia. By gathering observers, explorers and builders from around the world, Lift is a key partner for organizations and individuals wishing to identify the current challenges and creative solutions presented by emerging technologies. Lift has created a community and project portfolio contributing to and benefiting from the knowledge and contacts created through events, welcoming over 15,000 participants from over 40 countries since 2006.