Datahub Workshop 5th January 2018 – Information for Participants

We’re looking forward to welcoming participants from a number of local community groups to our first Datahub workshop. It will be happening on the 5th of January 2018 at the University of Brighton (get in touch for room details). Contact If you have any questions please contact: Peter Eyres – P.Eyres@brighton.ac.uk or Dr. Aristea Fotopoulou –…

Critical Data Literacy at 2018 MeCCSA Conference

Principal Investogator Dr Aristea Fotopoulou will be presenting an update on the Critical Data Literacy project and Datahub workshops for community organisations at the 2018 MeCCSA Annual Conference at London South Bank University, 10—12 January 2018. The theme of the MeCCSA 2018 conference was Creativity and Agency. Here is the abstract of the paper, and we will soon…

Can data be neutral? //This Side of Reality

Principal Investigator on the Critical Data Literacy project Dr Aristea Fotopoulou took part in this live podcast This Side of Reality in October. Aristea, Tanya (DR TANYA KANT, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex), Chris (CHRIS MIDDLETON, Journalist / Author / Robotics Expert / Musician) andCJ had all interesting insights to share, and it was great to…

Research position

See full ad for the position here. Closes: 27th September 2017 Research Officer (Critical Data Literacy, Creative Media and Social Equality) We wish to appoint a part-time, fixed-term Research Officer to work with PI Dr Aristea Fotopoulou (http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/staff/aristea-fotopoulou) in the project “Critical data literacy, creative media and social equality”. The role will involve undertaking a…

Welcome

  This research project identifies the critical and creative skills that will help community organisations and citizens analyse and interpret open data. It does so through engagement with local organisations in a DataHub workshop, which explores basic tools for accessing open datasets and for using creative media to tell engaging and impactful stories. This one-year…

Critical data literacy

Big data are everywhere, and they are transforming the way we live. But what kinds of skills are needed in order to make sense of these data? What do community organisations need to know if they want to communicate in an engaging way? How can data become relevant and accessible for the social good?

What is Open Data?

Or even, what is data, and why is it important to learn how to use them?