Data Art NI to take its data visualisations on the road

  • Data visualisation community Data Art NI has secured funding to bring its show on the road with a series of events across Northern Ireland.

    Big data is still big business in the global tech industry, but the real power of data is in making it understandable and using it to make an impact on society. Data Art Northern Ireland was formed in 2017 as a community of people passionate about data visualisation, blending data and art in a creative way to help inform and entertain people.

    Artists and technologists in the group have recently been working with OpenDataNI data sets, which collect public data sources on everything from health and education to public transport and population statistics. The data can be used to create interesting maps of Northern Ireland that have the potential to really inform local policy.

    If you've ever wanted to get into data visualisation as a hobby or learn the skills associated with it, you're in luck! Data Art NI has just secured OpenDataNI Outreach Funding to take its show on the road with a series of meetups, workshops, and hackathons across the region. Events are expected to be held in a variety of locations in Belfast, The Hub in Newry, and the Nerve Centre in Derry.

    Join the official Data Art NI Meetup group to be notified of upcoming events. If you'd like to host a Data Art NI event at your venue you can reach out to the group at dataart@farsetlabs.org.uk for more information.

    Source: Farset Labs

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