Tag Archive | data visualization

Show me the Data 2013

Master students from UvA & maHKU
proudly present seven multidisciplinary data visualization projects
at SHOW ME THE DATA 2013 (Including the project of the group of yours truly: ME)

This year with three special guest speakers:

John Verhoeven, Inspiring Data

Arjan Scherpenisse, MiracleThings

Jelle Kamsma, Datajournalist

When: March 28, 16:30 – 19:00
Where: UvA, Room OMHP F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1012CN Amsterdam

Documentation on the previous years and additional information can be found on the website: showmethedata.nl. There is also a Facebook event page.

‘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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