The Tech Incubator at Queens College and Serval Ventures will host a Data Hackathon at Queens College on Sunday, March 1, during the NYC Open Data week. We invite data scientists, artists, designers, developers and anyone who is interested in data visualization to participate.
NYC has made open data available free for citizens to explore and use. In its raw format, the datasets consist of large amount of texts and numbers and are difficult for an average citizen to consume. Even after the datasets are transformed into charts and graphics, it may still require substantive training to understand and interpret the results. In a world that information consumption becomes more visual, we wonder: “How might we make the NYC Open Data more accessible and useful by exploring new ways of visualizing the data?” For example, moving from 2D to 3D, to multi dimensional representations; from static to dynamic, moving through space and time; using artistic concepts of color, shape, size and orientation to show categories, patterns, correlations, outliers, and etc. The new ways of visualizing NYC open data may lead to more engaged conversations among citizens and result in a better way of living.
Interested in participating? Register for the event here!