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Democratizing Open Energy Data for Public Discourse using Visualization

Søren Knudsen, Lien Quach, Peter Buk, Katrina Tabuli, Shreya Chopra, Wesley Willett, Sheelagh Carpendale, Jo Vermeulen, Doris Kosminsky, Jagoda Walny, Mieka West, Christian Frisson (+3 others)
2018 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
We designed and developed these visualizations as part of an open data initiative that aims to create interactive data visualizations to help make Canada's energy data publicly accessible, transparent,  ...  For this demo, we will show two interactive visualizations: Energy Futures and Pipeline Incidents.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Annette Hester, Katherine Murphy, and Peter Watson and their teams at the NEB for facilitating and supporting this project.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3170427.3186539 dblp:conf/chi/KnudsenVKWWFAVP18 fatcat:rkgjbvbl3rf4pojbtyylywchjq

Visual discourse coalitions: visualization and discourse formation in controversies over shale gas development

Efrat Gommeh, Huub Dijstelbloem, Tamara Metze
2020 Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning  
We are also greatly indebted to Jennifer Dodge, to Public Administration and Policy group members, and to two anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Elaine Teixeira Rabello, Gabriel Valerio-Ureña , and Andrea Benedetti for the collaborative actor analysis using digital methods conducted as part of a visit to  ...  In this article, we use the notion of online publics to study discourse coalitions.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1523908x.2020.1823208 fatcat:yjseswvaorggxbeatx7job4lim

Public Discourses on (Sectoral) Energy Policy in Switzerland [chapter]

Lena Maria Schaffer, Alessio Levis
2021 Swiss Energy Governance  
First, it makes a case for the disaggregation of energy policy and its public perception to add to our understanding of energy transition pathways.  ...  Third, and on a more methodological stance, we argue that our approach to use news media as a representation of the public discourse via structural topic models can help to explore and explain the evolving  ...  For our contribution to this edited volume, we use data on Swiss newspaper reporting on climate change and energy transition policy as a starting point. 13 In recent years, text-as-data approaches have  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-80787-0_13 fatcat:xfu565s65bdixn57mouw5z4lza

Agri‐food technology politics: Exploring policy narratives in the European Parliament

Colette S. Vogeler, Sandra Schwindenhammer, Denise Gonglach, Nils C. Bandelow
2021 European Policy Analysis  
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly  ...  By conducting a discourse network analysis of two policy debates on agri-food technologies in the EP, we show that both debates do not rely as much on emotions as compared to public debates, but are to  ...  Contrary to policy network analysis, that is often based on survey data, but may also include discourse data like public meeting minutes and newspapers, DNA relies fully on discourse data, mostly media  ... 
doi:10.1002/epa2.1114 fatcat:ujsug2yzdbb35n6znyvizoairq

Designing public spaces for democratic stories

Mike Ananny, Carol Strohecker
2004 Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Story representation, mechanism and context - SRMC '04  
We propose a relationship between civic discourse and public storytelling and review one system called TexTales in relation to a developing model of "democratic stories." Author  ...  We argue that civic discourse can also be public storytelling and propose three reasons to consider this relationship: stories' relational nature -their ability to represent uniquely human perspectives  ...  He reminds us that a vote is a marker, a container and a starting point for rich data that we rarely unpack in ways other than focus groups.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1026633.1026644 dblp:conf/mm/AnannyS04 fatcat:3ml4chi77rfjfjzrla7prioh3e

What the Metaphor Could Not Tell Us About the Prime Minister's Bicycle Helmet

Jens E. Kjeldsen
2000 Nordicom Review  
The critic scours pictures for visual elements that might function as a visual trope or figure, and then tries to explain the pictures' visual persuasion through these.  ...  By analyzing a specific discourse, this article tries to both provide suggestions about how the visual rhetoric of this discourse functions and potentially influences people, and to illustrate a general  ...  As are many of the other advertisements created by Propaganda for the Social Democratic Party, "The Bicycle Helmet" is a visually ambiguous discourse.  ... 
doi:10.1515/nor-2017-0387 fatcat:lmf2u7gssbe2bbe2gyxyegifqy

Citizen Engagement through Tangible Data Representation

Ana Jofre, Steve Szigeti, Sara Diamond
2016 Foro de Educación  
The visualization of data elucidates trends and patterns in the phenomena that the data represents, and opens accessibility to understanding complicated human and natural processes represented by data  ...  Many tools for data visualization have responded to this need, allowing non-data experts to manipulate and gain insights into their data, but most of these tools are restricted to the computer screen,  ...  This makes the visualization of open data a promising endeavor. Representing data by visual means allows us to find patterns which may be obfuscated by non-visual means.  ... 
doi:10.14516/fde.2016.014.020.015 fatcat:yfu6bizpnjeozitqca7hqh3mqu

Smart gridlock? Challenging hegemonic framings of mitigation solutions and scalability

Siddharth Sareen, Kjetil Rommetveit
2019 Environmental Research Letters  
Focus group discussions and surveys with living lab participants who used sub-meter monitors to track real-time household electricity consumption data over an extended period show that technical issues  ...  We problematise this discourse. Raising awareness encounters intractable challenges for smart grid scalability.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank The University of Bergen for funding open access publication.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab21e6 fatcat:jumtke754zhqhohnsh2izjmxnm

Cool Rationalities and Hot Air: A Rhetorical Approach to Understanding Debates on Renewable Energy

John Barry, Geraint Ellis, Clive Robinson
2008 Global Environmental Politics  
A key obstacle to the wide-scale development of renewable energy is that public acceptability of wind energy cannot be taken for granted when wind energy moves from abstract support to local implementation  ...  Understanding the different nuances of pro and anti wind discourses highlights the importance of 'upsteaming' public involvement in the decision-making process and also the counter-productive strategy  ...  expertise and objective, scientific criteria and data, what is striking about this statement is that it also proposes that disagreements about visual and aesthetic aspects of wind energy siting are amenable  ... 
doi:10.1162/glep.2008.8.2.67 fatcat:h6z4dbxha5fwrdxwipjm3kaioi

Community Resilience and the Role of the Public Library

Dan Grace, Barbara Sen
2013 Library Trends  
Situational analysis was used to elucidate the data content.  ...  Each of these areas provides a potential site for new policies and practices and for further research regarding the role of the public library in building community resilience.  ...  I am first author as data gather and autoethnographer; the second author is my academic supervisor as this study was carried out as a master's dissertation and the supervisor's guidance and support in  ... 
doi:10.1353/lib.2013.0008 fatcat:bdhdj3ck5nadfajjfgkoz3drf4

Competing Wind Energy Discourses, Contested Landscapes

Markus Leibenath, Antje Otto
2014 Landscape Online  
We analyse two examples of local controversies about wind energy, in which "landscape" is employed by supporters and opponents alike, from a poststructuralist and discourse theoretical angle.  ...  The aim is to identify and compare landscape constructs produced in the micro discourses of wind energy objectors and proponents at local level (a) within each case, (b) between the two cases and (c) with  ...  By contrast, they accuse the opponents of using "false data"-an element which is related to "insufficient wind conditions for operating a wind turbine economically." Titel...  ... 
doi:10.3097/lo.201438 fatcat:qvvaychgefcvjdwvfmduoz6zxa

Technological intrusion and communicative renewal: The case of two rural solar farm developments in the UK

Jack Nicholls
2020 Energy Policy  
Such narratives are considered in view of public opportunities for robust dialogue and debate to judge the normative democratic character of the solar farm developments.  ...  of 'energy democracy'.  ...  thank the two anonymous reviewers who provided detailed and constructive comments on the first draft of this paper; my PhD supervisors, Margherita Pieraccini, Patrick Devine-Wright and Therese O'Toole for  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111287 fatcat:6dlxndrn35etfiktxovtmf6m6a

Steel forests or smoke stacks: the politics of visualisation in the Cape Wind controversy

Roopali Phadke
2010 Environmental Politics  
The official public comments record for this project is used to explore how viewshed controversies challenge administrative politics.  ...  The role that visual impact analyses play in policy debates about the siting of wind energy facilities is critically examined.  ...  She also thanks Kathryn Sachs and Joe Rand for their research assistance. This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (SES No. 0724672). Notes  ... 
doi:10.1080/09644010903396051 fatcat:an72yuxwlfbwbmkuh7mjdhrn6q

Totalitarian and Democratic Rhetoric as an Indicator of the Relations of Power in the Contemporary Information Society

Maryna Prepotenska, Inna Pronoza, Svitlana Naumkina, Tetiana Khlivniuk, Olha Marmilova, Oksana Patlaichuk
2022 Postmodern Openings  
of society (totalitarian type of rhetoric) and dialogical use of rhetoric as consolidating communication, truth-seeking, social consent and understanding (democratic type of rhetoric).  ...  to communicate with officials and public officers live on TV and radio, in social networks.  ...  assistance in writing this material and confirm that the real contribution of every author is equal in all areas (documentation, data collection, data processing, written text, other activities related  ... 
doi:10.18662/po/13.1sup1/431 fatcat:44kmjhoyc5a3rkantj2mtfzpj4

Mapping ice in the Norwegian Arctic – on the edge between science and policy

Ingrid Bay-Larsen, T. G. Bjørndal, E. A. T. Hermansen
2020 Landscape Research  
The analysis reveals how maps serve as visual discourses in debate, and a strong correlation between different definitions of the ice edge and political commitment to petroleum activities.  ...  We explore how the use of a new dataset for determining the geographical position of the ice edge became the centre of a proxy debate over how far north petroleum exploration should be allowed.  ...  The ensuing debate over the maps and the definition of the ice edge can be understood as a visual discourse and exchange of views where key actors used different maps as a basis for advancing a specific  ... 
doi:10.1080/01426397.2020.1740664 fatcat:qrra6hyonfe5peffihluuluxum
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