Several of you have probably heard the term “Asthmapolis” thrown around by some of the more plugged-in tech and public health figures in town, so here’s the skinny on the code word: Louisville has landed an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant to collect data on the environmental causes of asthma, with the eventual aim of making the Derby City more breathable. That’s the double-secret project known as “Asthmapolis” — which isn’t going to be secret much longer. Here’s the signal flare Mayor Fischer’s office is sending up:
For those that weren’t able to to see Nichole Kelly rock the house with her No Fluff Social Media Measurement seminar last month, here’s the full presentation deck she used to slam some social metrics wisdom into our brains. Be forewarned; it’s in Prezi, which is to PowerPoint slides what Youtube videos are to handpuppets. (Read: Better.)
The time has come to choose a side: #TeamStarTrek and #TeamStarWars. The answer — or, at least, the Louisville Digital Association’s reckless attempt to reach one — will support Apple Patch in their efforts to provide therapeutic iPads for autistic adults.