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…

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?