EVENT: 3/1/13 – 3/9/13 Occupy Data Hackathon and Exhibit

What: Occupy Data Hackathon and Exhibit (focus will be on Occupy Sandy Data)

Cost: Free (please register to attend Hackathon)


Hackathon: Mar 1, 2013 to Mar 2, 2013, 12:00pm-6:00pm each day

Exhibit open to the public:  Mar 5, 2013 to Mar 9, 2013, Tue-Thu 12-7pm and Fri-Sat 12-6pm

Where: The James Gallery

The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016

For whom: Data junkies, mapheads, cartographers, designers, infographers, lookie loos, et al.

From the CUNY website:


Christo de Klerk, Chris Alen Sula, Suzanne Tamang

Increasingly, our participation in social movements like Occupy Wall Street leave data traces—images, video, tweets, and Facebook updates, for instance—that can later be gathered, analyzed, and visualized. Join developers, designers, researchers, artists, occupiers, and hackers in a two-day data-mining and data-visualization workshop. Using free, open-source tools, and data sets from the Occupy Research General Demographic and Political Participation Survey (ORGS), participants will work in small teams on collectively determined research questions. Over the two-day period, teams will create a range of exploratory visualizations, including artistic word clouds, word murals, bubble and matrix charts, phrase nets, maps, Tumblr blogs, and faceted data-browsing tools. The data sets from previous OccupyData and OccupyResearch events will be available, as well as new data sets.

To review the outcomes of this two-day workshop, please visit the OccupyData NYC website: http://occupydatanyc.org.

Cosponsored by JustPublics@365.

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