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Civic Art Track [clear filter]
Friday, June 10

11:45am EDT

Databasic Workshop
Curious about how to use the arts to tell your civic data story? Wondering how to use the arts to help learn how to work with data?  We will introduce DataBasic.io: a suite of free easy-to-use web tools for beginners that introduce how to work with data through arts-based activities.  Finding and telling data-driven stories can help you streamline operations, spread your message, and bring people together for creative activities.  You'll walk away with new skills for yourself, fun techniques for helping others learning to work with data, and inspirations for how to combine civic data and the arts.

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Rahul Bhargava

Research Scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media
Rahul Bhargava is a researcher and technologist specializing in civic technology and data literacy. He creates interactive websites used by hundreds of thousands, playful educational experiences across the globe, and award-winning visualizations for museum settings. As a Research... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Deborah Sampson Room

1:45pm EDT

Civic Art Lightning Talks
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Civic Art Lighnting Talks and Moderated Q&A by:
  • A People's Atlas of the Cold War: A Transmedia Public Art Project- Sarah Kanouse
  • CampusNeighbor x Soundlogics Case Study- Gabriel Mugar
  • The City Journalist Project Case Study (The Urbano Project)- Stella McGreggor and Lina Maria Giraldo
  • Creative Communities: A South Korea Case Study- Wonyoung So
  • Public Space Invitational (Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics)- Michael Evans
  • Citizen Science and Art: A Thermal Fishing Bob Project- Lourdes Vera

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Sarah Kanouse

Associate Professor - Media Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Northeastern University
Sarah Kanouse is an interdisciplinary artist and writer examining the politics of landscape and public space. Her research-based creative projects trace the production of landscape through ecological, historical, military, and legal forces. Her work has appeared at Documenta 13, Cooper... Read More →

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Michael Evans

Program Director, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics
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Lina Giraldo

Interactive Digital Artist and Media Consultant, City Journalists - Urbano Project
https://vimeo.com/linamariagiraldo http://cityjournalists.org Lina Maria Giraldo is a Colombia-born, Boston-based media artist. She creates screen based, computer generated work using video, photography and data. It incorporates contemporary languages such as video games, repetition... Read More →

Stella McGregor

Founder and Artistic Director, Urbano Project
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Gabriel Mugar

PhD Candidate and Researcher, Syracuse University
I am a researcher and activist exploring the intersection of technology, media, and community building. My work spans investigations of community building strategies in online citizen science and peer production projects to building opportunities for youth to create alternative media... Read More →
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Wonyoung So

Wonyoung is a PhD student in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Wonyoung studies how urban technology has been historically used to orchestrate, predict, and police public life and how the future of urban technology can be different if we care more about empowering marginalized groups... Read More →
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Lourdes Vera

PhD Student and Researcher, Northeastern University, Public Lab
As a former teacher, Lourdes is interested in how D.I.Y. tools and data visualization can facilitate deeper understandings of scientific phenomena for individuals from all skill levels and backgrounds. She focuses on using civic science to address environmental health and justice... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Thomas Paul Room

2:45pm EDT

Human-Centered Design Workshop
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Join a hands-on workshop to walk through a design-thinking process grounded in a local art context! Practice collaborative design-thinking skills to address a challenge faced by the local youth radio group Zumix.

Facilitator Info
(Co) C r e a t e is a student-led design initiative and a project of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching’s (HILT) Grants program that facilitates immersive workshops across Harvard’s graduate and professional schools. We also provide training in rapid prototyping, ideation & concept development, and designing for social impact. Our team has professional experience in facilitation and consulting on topics related to human-centered design, ‘creative confidence’ capacity building, and design-led business model innovation.

Carly James is a design consultant at ThinkPlace Kenya and Master's student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. A cultural anthropologist by training, Carly recognizes that understanding human behaviors, motivations, drivers, and latent needs must be at the heart of every design process. She is a full-fledged believer in the idea that those for whom we are designing should be those with whom we design. In fall 2015, Carly and her friend and colleague, Tyler Samstag, student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, co-founded Co. C r e a t e to bring creative problem-solving skills to the Harvard community in hands-on and innovative ways. 

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Carlyn James

Graduate Student, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Risk and Resilience Program

Brittany Thomas

Radio Coordinator, ZUMIX
Brittany is interested in how creative media can help youth connect to the people and places around them. Brittany joined ZUMIX in 2014 as the Youth & Community Radio AmeriCorps VISTA, working on capacity-building preparations for ZUMIX Radio’s transition from an online stream to... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Abigail Adams Room