Jordan Wirfs-Brock
@jordanwb
jbrock@piton.org
FloodlightProject.org
Data-Driven Stories that
Inspire People to Act
GOAL:
Unlock the power of data and put it
into the hands of community change
makers.
HOW?
Truly open data needs to address
both
ACCESS and MEANING.
Images via James Kyle and Rohan Gupta, The Noun Project
Year Coordinates
1790 39.27500 N 76.18667 W
1800 39.26833 N 76.94167 W
1810 39.19167 N 77.62000 W
1820 39.09500 N 78.55000...
Map of U.S. Population Centroid, 1790 to 2010
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Data needs stories.
And stories need data.
Data Source: Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools, analyzed by the Piton Foundation.
Data Source: Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools, analyzed by the Piton Foundation.
Data Source: Denver Public Schools, analyzed by the Piton Foundation.
+
= positive community
change
A storytelling TOOL and a storytelling
COMMUNITY.
Building a community of storytellers
ONLINE and ON-THE-GROUND.
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act
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Denver Event 2013 - Floodlight Part 1: Data-Driven Stories That Inspire People to Act

  1. 1. Jordan Wirfs-Brock @jordanwb jbrock@piton.org FloodlightProject.org Data-Driven Stories that Inspire People to Act
  2. 2. GOAL: Unlock the power of data and put it into the hands of community change makers.
  3. 3. HOW? Truly open data needs to address both ACCESS and MEANING. Images via James Kyle and Rohan Gupta, The Noun Project
  4. 4. Year Coordinates 1790 39.27500 N 76.18667 W 1800 39.26833 N 76.94167 W 1810 39.19167 N 77.62000 W 1820 39.09500 N 78.55000 W 1830 38.96500 N 79.28167 W 1840 39.03333 N 80.30000 W 1850 38.98333 N 81.31667 W 1860 39.00667 N 82.81333 W 1870 39.20000 N 83.59500 W 1880 39.06889 N 84.66111 W 1890 39.19889 N 85.54806 W 1900 39.16000 N 85.81500 W 1910 39.17000 N 86.53889 W 1920 39.17250 N 86.72083 W 1930 39.06250 N 87.13500 W 1940 38.94833 N 87.37639 W 1950 38.83917 N 88.15917 W 1950 38.80417 N 88.36889 W 1960 38.59944 N 89.20972 W 1970 38.46306 N 89.70611 W 1980 38.13694 N 90.57389 W 1990 37.87222 N 91.21528 W 2000 37.696987 N 91.809567 W 2010 37.517534 N 92.173096 W Source: U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Population Centroid Coordinates, 1790 to 2010
  5. 5. Map of U.S. Population Centroid, 1790 to 2010 Source: U.S. Census Bureau
  6. 6. Data needs stories. And stories need data.
  7. 7. Data Source: Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools, analyzed by the Piton Foundation.
  8. 8. Data Source: Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools, analyzed by the Piton Foundation.
  9. 9. Data Source: Denver Public Schools, analyzed by the Piton Foundation.
  10. 10. + = positive community change
  11. 11. A storytelling TOOL and a storytelling COMMUNITY.
  12. 12. Building a community of storytellers ONLINE and ON-THE-GROUND.

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