The Bit Between Data & You

I’m tired of our relationship to data being mediated by pie chats and sparklines. And I think you are too. After all, the data-trails that we leave as we check-in, scrobble and microblog our lives aren’t lumps of numbers; they’re an (im)material trace of the things we do.

So, how can we play with data to offer genuinely new perspectives on the things we’re doing? And what stories are emerging as we do that?

Using comics, cutaways and a few well-placed Markov chains I’m going to look at the new spaces opening up in the gap between data and storytelling.