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With Sarah Williams (Director of Civic Data Design Lab @ MIT) and Larry Buchanan (NY Times, General Assembly, McSweeneys).
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 07:00 PM    Cost: $6
532 Gallery in Chelsea, 532 W 25th St

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How Data Impacts Lives
What does it mean when complex social issues transform into datapoints, algorithms & charts? Can data really create a tangible, real-world impact on people?It seems that we are just at the beginning of using data for social impact, so let's have a conversation about it to better understand the possibilities, limitations & applications. is proud to present this exhibit & conversationat 532 Gallery, where we explore the intersection of data, creativity & humanity. Sarah Williams & Larry Buchanan will share artwork & their perspectices on how data impacted their lives & the lives of others.

7PM - 9PM Exhibition & Talk
Wine & light snacks will be served


Sarah Williams isAssistant Professor of Urban Planning & the Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT. Her background as Geographer, Landscape Architect & Urban Planner (MIT), makes her combine analysis & design for social impact. Williams' design work has been widely exhibited including work in the Guggenheim & the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Sarah is working in her book around the power of data for advocacy.

Larry Buchanan is a journalist, designer & illustrator. He is a graphics/media editor at the New York Times, an instructor at General & a visual columnist at McSweeney's.


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