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Natasha Tylosky <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 28 May 2021 06:52:03 +0000
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Facilitating Data Inclusion and Empowerment through Arts-Based, Creative and Playful Approaches

WORKSHOP DATE: June 21st, 9am to 4pm (CEST)

LOCATION: Online Worldwide (hosted in Finland)



This workshop is part of Communities and Technologies 2021: We are currently looking for more paper submissions and attendees. Please email Natasha.Tylosky[at] for for any paper submissions.

Big data is a topic of growing importance in the modern world, these days our lives are shaped by the information we consume. As such data literacy is becoming an increasingly crucial skill to have. However, there are barriers of entry to understanding scientific data for the average person. This workshop will explore ways in which we can overcome those barriers, and attempt to engage people with scientific data through creative, playful, and fun approaches. The goal of this workshop is to promote data inclusivity and literacy, and to demystify the concept of data. This workshop will use art-based approaches as a means of communicating data. It will also involve participants making sense of the data themselves through data storytelling techniques. This workshop will also be a chance to reflect on what barriers to data inclusivity exists, and the role that data plays in building empathy towards others and the world around us.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers who are interested in science communication and data dissemination through creative, fun and playful approaches. Our goal is to share different novel methods of science communication and discuss the potential efficacy and implementation of these methods. We also seek to provide an opportunity for researchers to experience art-based data dissemination methods through hands-on sensemaking activities. To participate, please submit a position paper to natasha.tylosky[at] . This can be text (minimum 1 page, in any format), sketches, photos, videos, speculative designs or any artefact that you think will demonstrate your interest or existing research related to the theme of the workshop “Data Inclusion and Empowerment through Arts-Based, Creative and Playful Approaches”. You may submit your paper as a link to online content (e.g. video), if appropriate.

• Narrative principles supporting data exploration
• Creative data literacies
• Playful data exploration
• Data as interactive art and museum exhibits
• Data through the senses: data physicalisation, sonofication, embodiment
• Data drama: understanding and communicating data through role play, improvisation, dance
• Data stories through sketching, comics, poetry

Natasha Tylosky, LUT University
Priscilla Van Even, KU Leuven
Sandy Claes, KU Leuven
Anne Pässilä, LUT University
Antti Knutas, LUT University
Annika Wolff, LUT University

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