[NetBehaviour] Call for Projects and Papers: VISUALIZAR'11. Understanding Infrastructures

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Call for Projects and Papers: VISUALIZAR'11. Understanding Infrastructures


Medialab-Prado and EOI Business School call for projects and papers that 
will investigate, analyze and represent through data the running of 
infrastractures and global systems. Selected projects will be 
collaboratively developed during the Visualizar'11: Understanding 
infrastructures workshop, that will be held in Madrid from June 16 to 
July 1, 2011.

Deadline: March 21, 2011
Call for collaborators: April 11, 2011
Dates of the workshop: June 14 through July 1, 2011

The next edition of Visualizar in 2011 will deal with an essential 
topic: infrastructures. By infrastructure, one refers to every aspect of 
the technology of rational administration that routinizes life, action, 
and property within larger (ultimately global) organizations. Today, 
infrastructure can be argued to own a little part of everything.

In order to understand our place within these big scale processes, we 
need to represent more and more how these systems operate, and what is 
the role of our actions within them.

Possible topics for projects and papers:

- Energy infrastructures. Power grids, gas and oil distribution 
networks, renewable energy production networks.
- Transport infrastructures. Aerial and sea routes, road and rail 
networks, urban mobility networks.
- Information infrastructures. Radio and TV broadcasting, data networks, 
communications satellites, underwater cables, wireless urban networks, 
terrestrial and mobile telephony.
- Supply chain infrastracture. Processes and systems of the 
agro-alimentary production, goods and products distribution networks…
- Removal Chain. Waste collection systems, treatment plants, recycling 
- Economy and financial infrastructures. Banks, trade zones, processes 
and agents of the financial markets.
- Legal infrastructures. International agreements, regulation bodies, 
territory regulation plans (See the list of related links and references)

Medialab-Prado's Visualizar program is a research and education platform 
devoted to exploring the culture of Big Data and its impact today in 
science, society and the arts.

Since its first edition in 2007 the program has gathered more than one 
hundred participants from all over the world who have developed projects 
explaining stories about phenomena like pollution levels and traffic 
flows within big cities, the use of social networks in political 
campaigns or the financing of cultural institutions.

Directed by José Luis de Vicente. With the support of Bestiario.

Those interested may apply until March 21 through the online form 
available at medialab-prado.es

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