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Wednesday, July 16 • 15:00 - 16:00
Just Do One Stupid Thing, and Other Secrets of Making Political Art With Data

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People tend to look for answers in data. Art made with data looks for new questions. This is a session about leaving open data a little open-ended. We're going to talk about different ways to ask questions with data, then look at some datasets and ask some questions about them.

We are artists who work with public datasets. Because we don’t work in a campaign or policy context, our approach to using data is more concerned with questions than answers. We want you to ask better questions and tell better stories.

While it's great to have lots and lots of data, and lots of different kinds of data, it's easy to lose sight of how much can be learned just by focusing on and interrogating a single dataset. Our work is based on open questions rather than easy answers. This session emphasizes using open data to open multiple narratives.

Hashtags: #OKFestArt #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this session and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.  


Ingrid Burrington

Ingrid Burrington is an artist who makes maps and tells jokes.

Josh Begley

Josh Begley is an artist and web developer based in Brooklyn.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

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