How Data Impacts Lives
What does it mean when complex social issues transform into datapoints, algorithms and 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 and applications.
SumAll.org is proud to present this exhibit and conversation at 532 Gallery, where we explore the intersection of data, creativity and humanity. Sarah Williams and Larry Buchanan will share artwork and their perspectices on how data impacted their lives and the lives of others.
7PM - 9PM Exhibition & Talk
Wine & light snacks will be served
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Sarah Williams is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and the Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT. Her background as Geographer, Landscape Architect and Urban Planner (MIT), makes her combine analysis and design for social impact. Williams’ design work has been widely exhibited including work in the Guggenheim and 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 and illustrator. He is a graphics/media editor at the New York Times, an instructor at General Assemb.ly and a visual columnist at McSweeney’s.