Data Through Design

Ground Truth
Artistic Discipline: Visual ArtsMultidisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2021
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Each year, the Data Through Design exhibition features works that creatively analyze, interpret and interrogate data made available in NYC’s Open Data Portal, a valuable civic resource aimed at increasing information access and transparency. The exhibition opening is a highlight of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC’s Open Data Week. The theme for this year’s exhibition is Ground Truth: the insight we receive from being ”on the ground,” collecting or confirming data through direct observation, as opposed to abstract estimates, samples, or reports derived from remote locations. These works investigate datasets’ relationship to a physical place and personal experience.