Civic Tech: Creating “Smart” Cities

Civic Tech: Creating "Smart" Cities

The TWAAATS, Alice Thwaite and Andrew Strait are joined by Erin Simpson this week. Erin is founding director of Civic Hall Labs. So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to chat about issues in Civic Tech. This episode was a little tricky for us sound-wise because Alice was ill and contagious and so had to speak with her pals on Skype. We’ll figure out how to do this better in the future.

Palantir and New Orleans

Palantir Has Secretly Been Using New Orleans To Test Its Predictive Policing Technology

Toronto and Sidewalk Labs (e.g. Google)

Google’s Guinea Pig City

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