Depiction, even over Description: How Data Journalism is Changing the Art of Storytelling

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Date(s) - 11/04/2015
4:30 pm


In cooperation with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative (DACKI) is pleased to be bringing Matt Daniels to Wesleyan on Wednesday, November 4th and then to meet with students in classes and small groups on Thursday.  


He is a media artist and designer, fascinated with the possibilities of data-driven narrative. For Daniels, this has often meant analysing and illustrating the content and popularity of music, its lyrics, and its locations. He has produced infographics keyed to such things as the size of rappers’ vocabularies and the timelessness of some music based on Spotify data. He publishes an online magazine called Polygraph.

Join us at 4:30 on Wednesday November 4th in Usdan 110 for his talk.


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.