Le Dantec, Christopher A.

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    Atlanta: Whose Data Is It Anyway?: Empowerment and Ownership of Community Research
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-06-06) Akintobi, Tabia Henry ; Le Dantec, Christopher A. ; Nkromo, Kwabena ; Ross, Terry ; Wallace, Jamie
    Neighborhoods and communities of all types are often the subject of data monitoring and research by organizations such as police departments, public health agencies, and universities. Too often citizens and residents are not either aware of the information that is being collected about their lives, or they don't adequately understand its implications and almost never are in control of the data that may impact their families and neighbors. Our panelists will discuss how Participatory Action Research, open systems data sharing, and quality community engagement can make a huge difference in whether a community is empowered or undermined by data.
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    Civic Data + Civic Participation
    ( 2015-09-15) Le Dantec, Christopher A.
    Smart cities and digital democracy have begun to converge and create opportunities to enact new civic imaginaries. Much of the momentum behind these efforts derives from computing’s promise of improved efficiency derived from the application of data to familiar problems. However, data are social, whether through the act of collecting them, to marshaling them for argument and advocacy, or by being acted on by them. Data-based civic participation, then, is about attending to the ways data do social work for us, how our stories become data, and how data tell stories. One way in which I am currently exploring these issues is through a project that enlists cyclists in Atlanta to record their rides and share that data with the City. These traces inform the creation of public polity and create an opportunity to participate in new forms of civic labor and advocacy. This project is one of several I am currently working on to explore the data ecosystems that emerge at the intersection of digital democracy and smart cities.
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    Technology on the Frontier of Citizen Action: Promoting Participation, Increasing Access, & Expanding Opportunity
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-13) Clark, Jennifer ; Boston, Thomas D. ; Le Dantec, Christopher A. ; Mitchell, Helena ; Pearson, Willie