Digital data is now an integral driver of an individual’s professional, social and economic future. While there are increasing calls for improving data education – often as a form of ‘data literacy’ – responses have been limited by the difficulty of materialising data as a ‘text’ for analysis.
This project will investigate new methodologies for mapping digital data for research and educational purposes. It is a part of a two-year Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship aimed at investigating new and creative ways to materialise data as a text for critical analysis. The complexity of this question requires an interdisciplinary approach that involves working with an artist and software developer to think critically and creatively about what data is and isn’t.
Using creative software design, this project will produce new methodologies to visualise and map data. Benefits will include theoretical innovation in conceptualising digital data leading to new methodologies and opportunities for critical data education.