Later this month I’ll be presenting our Data Mural work at the 2014 Allied Media Conference in Detroit. My session is called How to Create Your Own Data Mural. Here’s the abstract:
Looking for creative ways to present data, create art, and empower community at the same time? We will share techniques for bringing people together to tell powerful stories with data and then communicate those stories in the form of mural art. Our process can help you run workshops that lead a group through finding stories in a dataset, picking a story to tell, collaboratively designing a mural that tells the story, and painting the mural. You will walk away with the skills to facilitate the creation of a data mural in your own community!
I plan to introduce our Data Mural process, do some of our activities with participants, and give a case study of one of the murals we’ve painted. I’m looking forward to getting new ideas and techniques from this activist audience!