Data is the raw material from which a range of outputs such as data visualisation, information graphics, and data-driven artworks are created. However, this material is often dealt with digitally and rarely engaged with in a tangible, physical way. How would your approach and sensibility within a data project change if you started by working with charcoal and paper instead of code and screens?
Trying to research the issue of air pollution in Katowice, we will use data to show different angles of the story and produce a full-fledged piece of datajournalism. Split into groups of 3 or 4, participants will tackle a specific aspect of the story, using one or two datajournalism techniques. Finally, after putting all the pieces together, we hope to obtain the big picture.
Medialab Katowice is an experimental project combining creative, research and education activities. Participants of interdisciplinary projects placing themselves at the intersection of art, design and technology use digital media to research the city and create new narratives for Katowice. The project involves workshops, interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures and discussions. There are also several workgroups focused on areas of city data visualisation, spatial analysis (MapLab), and the Arduino platform (SensLab).