Notes and questions (Please Feel Free to add to this list)
Are designers responsible for questioning the sources of their data?
Should they make public their conscious omissions/methodolgy /problems with presenting the data?
What ethics should designers employ when presenting source data?
Questions of aggregation and curation?
Every map implies a set of choices. Every map makes an argument. In some ways, every map is a lie. How fine grained is the data available?
How accurate is crowd-sourcing and how can this be used to counter/augment official records?
Teachers using “bad data” to teach about validity of sources? Starting with wiki and spark notes to question quality of source?
What are the edges of creating a context for our data?
How do you create a culture of data skepticism? Data Literacy is the future of media literacy!
Sources we talked about:
Home and Away: stamen.com/clients/cnn_home_and_away
Crisis Mappers: crisismappers.net/
Apps for Development: appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/submissions/1431-your-world