Data permeates and impacts every sphere of our society - even if much of the public discourse still revolves around abstract questions centred on the role of technology in the production and application of data, open data is far more than just a technical concept and needs to be better understood and shared.
In “Data2Life.”, we showed the process of how people produce, use and consume data. In “Life2Data.”, we created a visual record of how data is represented in our day-to-day lives, from infrastructures to citizen participation, and more. This exhibit shows 78 photographs, covering seven locations and themes. For each one, we trained community-based organisations on the basics of visual ethnography, data analysis, and photography. The photographs here were taken by amateurs, and were captured using a mixture of equipment from DSLR, to point-and-shoot cameras, and even mobile phones.
The “Data2Life. Life2Data.” project will be launched through a traveling exhibit starting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia this September 2016. You can also view the photographs and creative narratives as an exhibit in the International Open Data Conference to be held in Madrid, Spain, this October. Finally, we will also showcase the project’s results in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of the Open Data Innovation Week happening this November (see details below).