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‘Bashing’s’ Datavisualization as Information Intervention

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Living in the era of Big Data, data visualization is booming in science, marketing and journalism. In this article I want to show that this booming phenomenon is also relevant to politics and social matters. As in that it is being used to enable a saver world. I will do this by discussing the mobile App ‘Bashing’ which is designed to raise community and political awareness for homophobic violence. In order to discuss this app critically, I will analyze it using Lisa Parks’ critique on a data visualization by Google also aimed at raising awareness for violence.

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