Nowadays non-expert groups use data to collaboratively create alternative narratives that challenge those imposed by power institutions. Data visualization is an adversarial tool for bottom-up counter-communication. This paper offers reflections on bottom-up practices around the creation of alternative narratives that use data visualization. It is based on the preliminary results of a research project that aims to create an online archive of digital projects dealing with data visualization for alternative narratives. The collection of projects allows for an overview of the diversity of actors involved, the issues addressed, the aesthetic characteristics of the visualizations, and the characteristics of the data practices and sources. The re-appropriation of digital languages, platforms, and formats emerge together with diverse visualization techniques as new proposals to counteract information hegemony. While most projects follow the open-source ethic, greater openness in working with data for alternative narratives from the bottom-up needs to be promoted.

Alternative narratives data visualization archive

M. D. L. A. Briones Rojas;M. Mauri
2021

Abstract

Nowadays non-expert groups use data to collaboratively create alternative narratives that challenge those imposed by power institutions. Data visualization is an adversarial tool for bottom-up counter-communication. This paper offers reflections on bottom-up practices around the creation of alternative narratives that use data visualization. It is based on the preliminary results of a research project that aims to create an online archive of digital projects dealing with data visualization for alternative narratives. The collection of projects allows for an overview of the diversity of actors involved, the issues addressed, the aesthetic characteristics of the visualizations, and the characteristics of the data practices and sources. The re-appropriation of digital languages, platforms, and formats emerge together with diverse visualization techniques as new proposals to counteract information hegemony. While most projects follow the open-source ethic, greater openness in working with data for alternative narratives from the bottom-up needs to be promoted.
Design Culture(s) Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021
978-952-64-9004-5
DATA VISUALIZATION, ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES, ARCHIVE, DATA ACTIVISM
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