Every day, data about our environment, education, routes, and other aspects of our lives become available. Yet most people often struggle to understand, use, and relate to these data, especially because the access to all this data is often in formats that only few can retrieve, read, and understand.
In this project, we seek to disrupt the way we present and interact with datasets, using art like dancing and acting as vehicles to tell our stories. Data Moves is a data experience. “A data experience takes data off the screen and puts it into the physical world” [Perovich L., 2015].
This project explores the ways in which data can be physicalized through human expression. We are working with members of the community to co-compose dance performances informed by datasets and validate the use of dance and acting as methods to enhance data literacy.