Debra Anderson Invited to Datalore Hacks at MIT Media Lab

Debra Anderson Invited to Datalore Hacks at MIT Media Lab

Debra Anderson, Culture Shock CEO & Founder and Big Data Instructor at The New School for Public Engagement has been invited to participate in Datalore Hacks at MIT Center for Civic Media, January 23-25, 2015 to explore creative data-driven storytelling. Teams of filmmakers, artists, designers, developers, engineers, scientists, scholars, researchers, journalists, and storytellers join interdisciplinary teams of 4-5 people, curated by the Datalore organizers. Each team will start with a primary dataset that drives their story-making.  Final presentations will take place Sunday evening and are open to the public. Each team will give a brief presentation of their project, including a live demo. Final presentations will take place 6:30 – 8 pm Sunday on the 3rd floor atrium of the Media Lab.


We live in a world that is increasingly shaped by our interaction with data, which is increasingly complex, large and accessible to few. We want to create a space for investigating the narratives that emerge from quantitative spaces so they are accessible and engaging.

Harvard’s Bok Center, the MIT OpenDocLab, MIT Center for Civic Media, The Non-Fictional Cartel and Storycode Boston are joining forces for a weekend long hackathon in Boston that will bring together designers, creative technologists, engineers, data scientists and filmmakers interested in cross-platform, interdisciplinary storytelling.

Over the course of 48 hours, teams will brainstorm and prototype an interactive narrative experience that tells a story with data, around data, or about data. It could be a data visualization on the web, a physical installation using hardware and human bodies, or an interactive documentary experience.

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