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Storytelling with Infogr.am

As we well know, Data is only data until you use it for storytelling and insights. Some people are super talented and can use D3 or other amazing visual tools, just see this great list of resources on Visualising Advocacy. In this 1 hour Community Session, Nika Aleksejeva of Infogr.am shares some easy ways that […]

#OKStory

Everyone is a storyteller! Just one week away from the big Open Brain Party of OKFestival. We need all the storytelling help you can muster. Trust us, from photos to videos to art to blogs to tweets – share away. The Storytelling team is a community-driven project. We will work with all participants to decide […]

Community Session: Open Data Hong Kong

Open Data Hong Kong is an open, participative, and volunteer-run group of Hong Kong citizens who support Open Data. Join Mart van de Ven, Open Knowledge Ambassador for Hong Kong, and Bastien Douglas of ODHK for a discussion about their work. How to Participate This Community Session will be hosted via G+. We will record […]

Vice Italy interview with the editor of the Public Domain Review

**The editor of [The Public Domain Review](http://publicdomainreview.org/), Adam Green, recently gave a feature-length interview to Vice magazine Italy. You can find the original in Italian [here](http://www.vice.com/it/read/il-pubblico-dominio–il-miglior-dominio-a9n1), and an English version below!** **While there is a wealth of copyright-free material available online, The Public Domain Review is carving out a niche as strongly curated website with […]

“Carbon dioxide data is not on the world’s dashboard” says Hans Rosling

*[Professor Hans Rosling](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Rosling), co-founder and chairman of the [Gapminder Foundation](http://www.gapminder.org/) and [Advisory Board Member](http://okfn.org/about/team/board/#professor-hans-rosling) at the Open Knowledge Foundation, received a standing ovation for his keynote at [OKFestival](http://okfestival.org/) in Helsinki in September in which he [urged open data advocates to demand CO2 data from governments around the world](http://blog.okfn.org/2012/09/21/demand-carbon-dioxide-data-says-hans-rosling-to-open-data-advocates-at-okfestival/).* *Following on from this, the Open Knowledge […]

Video: Julia Kloiber on Open Data

Here’s Julia Kloiber from OKFN-DE’s [Stadt-Land-Code](http://blog.okfn.org/2012/09/27/stadt-land-code-an-incubator-for-civic-tools-in-germany/) project, talking at the OKFest about the need for more citizen apps in Germany, the need for greater openness, and how to persuade companies to open up.

Building the Ecology of Libraries – An Interview with Brewster Kahle

**This interview is cross-posted here and on the [Open GLAM blog](http://openglam.org/?p=434).** *At [OKCon 2011](http://okcon.org/2011), we had the opportunity to interview Brewster Kahle who is a computer engineer, internet entrepreneur, activist, and digital librarian. He is the founder and director of the [Internet Archive](http://archive.org/), a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to […]

Rufus Pollock on Open Science

**The following guest post is by Maria Neicu, who’s studying at the University of Amsterdam. She’s a member of the OKF’s [Working Group on Open Data in Science](http://science.okfn.org/).** Rufus Pollock of the Open Knowledge Foundation recently gave a video interview on the topic of open science. Here are the videos, and summaries of what he […]

Interview with OKF Co-Founder Rufus Pollock on Open Spending

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/).** OKF Co-Founder [Rufus Pollock](http://rufuspollock.org/) recently interviewed at [Open Tech 2011](http://www.ukuug.org/events/opentech2011/) about [WhereDoesMyMoneyGo.org](http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/) and [OpenSpending.org](http://openspending.org). You can watch the video on (http://blip.tv/visionontv/where-does-my-money-go-5218869) or [YouTube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMHSwf9eaPg), or you can download it by right clicking [here](http://blip.tv/file/get/VisionOntv-WhereDoesMyMoneyGo780.mp4).