Some would call my interest in the open data movement an obsession – and I guess they’re probably right. I’m convinced that once we open up all proprietary and closed data we’ll be unleashing one of the biggest, unresolved potentials in the world today.
My inspirations are Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the world wide web and linked data protagonist), Tim O’Reilly (open data and open source visionary), Hans Rosling (professor of global health and data visualization guru) and I admire the efforts of the likes of Streetfilms, who brilliantly document open data success stories in urban environments.
Here’s my current favourite video selection. Let me know if I need to add other shots to my Delicious.
Tim Berners-Lee on the next web
Tim O’Reilly’s speech at Gov 2.0 Expo 2010 – Government as a platform
Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide
My favourite Hans Rosling TED talk
Streetfilms’ Open data in transit