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Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Empowering People wi...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
3
Research Scientist
M...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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This Workshop
1. Int...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Data is an asset…
im...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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…but is it empowerin...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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How do we empower
pe...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Let’s Make Data Scul...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Let’s Make Data Scul...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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A Creative Approach...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Data-dense, visuall...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Low-tech, arts-base...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Opportunities for E...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Charting crop produ...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Mobile data collect...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Participants sketch...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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A Chronological His...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Sketching a Story
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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DataBasic.io
A suit...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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wordcounter.databas...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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A word cloud of res...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Let’s Sketch a Stor...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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We Can Use Data To ...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
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Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Fun > Sexy
Self-def...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Opportunities for E...
Empowering People with Data
UN Word Data Form
1/17/2017
Rahul Bhargava
Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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datatherapy.org
Qui...
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1/17/2017
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Research Scientist
@rahulbot
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Use Your Data Asset...
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1/17/2017
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  1. 1. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 2 Empowering People with Data Rahul Bhargava rahulb@mit.edu @rahulbot Tips and Tricks for Creative Data Literacy Research Scientist Civic Media Group - MIT Media Lab www.datatherapy.org www.databasic.io
  2. 2. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 3 Research Scientist MIT Center for Civic Media Civic Media Group, MIT Media Lab Participants sketching a data story Painting a data mural About Me
  3. 3. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 4 This Workshop 1. Introduction 2. A fun “data sculpture” activity 3. Opportunities for engagement around data 4. A “story sketching” activity 5. Conclusion
  4. 4. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 5 Data is an asset… improve operations spread the message bring people together
  5. 5. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 6 …but is it empowering? • Lack of transparency • Extractive collection practices • Technological complexity • Control of impact no awareness for subject no agency for subject no understanding for subject no participation by subject D’Ignazio, C., & Bhargava, R. (2015). Approaches to Building Big Data Literacy. In Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange 2015. New York, NY, USA.
  6. 6. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 7 How do we empower people with data?
  7. 7. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 8 Let’s Make Data Sculptures! • Read your data handout • Find a partner • Grab some craft materials • Make a sculpture that shows something you see in the data Be creative - don’t just make a bar chart out of blocks!
  8. 8. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 9 Let’s Make Data Sculptures! you have 8 minutes
  9. 9. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 10 A Creative Approach to Data Literacy
  10. 10. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 11 Data-dense, visually complex, representations of complex data-driven stories are held up as inspirations. Visual Explanations Edward R. Tufte Tableau Software The Usual Guiding Lights
  11. 11. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 12 Low-tech, arts-based presentations of data-driven stories can be more appropriate for engaging and empowering many types of audiences. A Chronological History of the United States Elizabeth Peabody 1856 A hand-made data visualization A Richer Set of Inspirations
  12. 12. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 13 Opportunities for Engagement Asking questions Gathering data Finding a story Telling your story Trying it out brainstorming hypothesis forming participatory collection analysis collaborative creation evaluation
  13. 13. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 14 Charting crop production and rainfall trends over time Praxis India #1 – Rural Data Analysis Making a radar-cart on the floor Praxis India Praxis India
  14. 14. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 15 Mobile data collection around the city @GoBoston2030 on Twitter #2 – Participatory Analysis in GoBoston2030 Participatory analysis at an Imagine Boston community workshop @ImagineBoston on Twitter Interaction Institute for Social Change
  15. 15. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 16 Participants sketching mural design ideas #3 – A Data Mural in Brazil Painting the mural Rahul and Emily Bhargava, Secretary of Minas Gerais, Brazil Bhargava, R., Kadouaki, R., Bhargava, E., Castro, G., & D’Ignazio, C. (2016). Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(3).
  16. 16. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 17 A Chronological History of the United States Elizabeth Peabody - 1856 #4 – The Fabric of History Elizabeth Peabody Library of Congress Elizabeth Peabody
  17. 17. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 18 Sketching a Story
  18. 18. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 19 DataBasic.io A suite of tools and activities for learning to work with data
  19. 19. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 20 wordcounter.databasic.io
  20. 20. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 21 A word cloud of results Word Counter Results Downloadable lists of the most common word and phrases
  21. 21. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 22 Let’s Sketch a Story! • Make a team of 3 or 4 people • Visit wordcounter.databasic.io & pick a sample dataset • Find a quick story to you think is interesting • Grab paper, markers, and sketch out your story visually you have 15 minutes Be creative and have fun!
  22. 22. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 23 We Can Use Data To Empower
  23. 23. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 24 Fun > Sexy Self-defined Self-motivated Substantive Fake-able Fun ✔ ✔ ✔ ❌ Sexy ? ❌ ❌ ✔
  24. 24. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 25 Opportunities for Engagement Asking questions Gathering data Finding a story Telling your story Trying it out brainstorming hypothesis forming participatory collection analysis collaborative creation evaluation This builds cross-sector trust!
  25. 25. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 26 datatherapy.org Quick summaries available Still looking for funding to develop a toolkit More Activities on datatherapy.org
  26. 26. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 27 Use Your Data Assets Wisely improve operations spread the message bring people together
  27. 27. Empowering People with Data UN Word Data Form 1/17/2017 Rahul Bhargava Research Scientist @rahulbot 28 Empowering People with Data Rahul Bhargava rahulb@mit.edu @rahulbot Tips and Tricks for Creative Data Literacy Research Scientist Civic Media Group - MIT Media Lab www.datatherapy.org www.databasic.io

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