Libraryhack Presenter: Ben Hosken

25 May

Libraryhack 2011 at the State Library of Victoria was an event held on Friday 20 May 2011 to promote and support the national Libraryhack 2011 competition.  The event followed a seminar format.  The three presenters were Ben Hosken, Jon Grant, and Scott Lewis.  There were 45 attendees at these seminars.

Author: Ben Hosken
Company: Flinklabs
Description: Flinklabs is a data visualisation firm who has delivered products such as data visualisations of public transport systems in Melbourne and Sydney.  Ben Hosken, Flinklabs founder, delivered an engaging presentation which gave an insight into the methodology and philosophy of data visualisation.  Workers in this field need to understand the maths, computer science, as well as the human emotions involved in data interpretation.  Some of Flinklabs best work has been easy to deliver visualisations which make an immediate impact on its audience.
Download the Presentation: Libraryhack 2011: Insights you can act upon


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2 responses to “Libraryhack Presenter: Ben Hosken

  1. Farid Bazmi

    September 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I can’t understand, is it ethical or unethical ? Now libraries are provking to hacker for hacking, Tomarrow it will be convert in a habit & they can enter unautorisedly in a library, modify or delete data of libraries.Now I am a police librarian, I imagine with my little mind, You see afghanistan incidents, firstly USA provide arms to Taliban for fight to Russia, Now they talibans convert from fighters to terrorists. Pls re-think & and tell me, may be, I am wrong ?

    • librarydata

      November 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Dear Farid, Thank you for your comment in September, sorry for not replying sooner. Its “good” hacking, not “bad”. The word hacking is used for programming or coding in an non-conventional environment. The reason for this is to give programmers the opportunity to create new work using data supplied by libraries. It does not promote or suggest any illegal activity. Regards, Richard Hayward. Please note: I am not authorised by my employer to make any comments via social media, therefore these comments represent my own personal views, and are not those of my employer.


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