You will leave this webinar with:
- Guidance for how to go from data to story
- Experience on novel ways to build a data culture within your organization
- Examples of appropriately crafted, creative data-driven stories
- Ideas for breaking down barriers to building a data culture
Is your organization struggling to build a data culture? Do you find that your pivot tables fail to get people excited? In this webinar expert panelists Rahul Bhargava (research scientist at MIT Center for Civic Media) and Catherine D’Ignazio (assistant professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization, Emerson College, and research affiliate at MIT Center for Civic Media) will present some of the approaches they use to help organizations build a data culture. You will walk away with a better understanding of the barriers to building a data culture and ideas for how to overcome them. This interactive webinar will be very hands-on; so be sure to bring your creative thinking as well as some office supplies or craft materials.
The audience will be encouraged to ask the speakers questions during the webinar to explore this topic further.
Away from your desk during either of the webinars? That’s OK! Register and the recording of the live event is available to you on-demand three hours after the webinar ends and anytime over the next twelve months. Log in with your registered email ID.
Price for this webinar: $55. This price includes access to the live webinar and unlimited access to the recorded webinar video and downloadable slides for twelve months.
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 scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Rahul leads technical development on projects ranging from interfaces for quantitative news analysis to platforms for crowd-sourced sensing. He has a special interest in how new technologies are introduced to people in settings focused on learning. Rahul is a drummer and a father. He lives in Somerville, MA.
Research Scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media
Catherine D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and software developer who focuses on data literacy and visualization for civic engagement and community empowerment. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & the humanities has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org and the Knight Foundation and exhibited at the Venice Biennial and the ICA Boston. D'Ignazio is an assistant professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization at Emerson College, a principal investigator at the Engagement Lab and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Maine College of Art and a master of science degree from the MIT Media Lab and a BA (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Tufts University.
Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization, Emerson College
David V. Johnson
David V. Johnson is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a former philosophy professor turned journalist with more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer. Previously, he was senior opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, where he edited the op-ed section of the news channel’s website. Earlier in his career, he served as online editor at Boston Review and research editor at San Francisco magazine the year it won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The New Republic, Bookforum, Aeon, Dissent and The Baffler, among other publications. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). David earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in classics from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley, Calif.
Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review