Mimi Onuoha is an artist and researcher using data and code to explore new forms of storytelling, social critique, and interaction. She is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, and her work focuses on the overlap of digital and geographic spaces. Mimi is a 2015-1016 Fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute. Her particular focus is on the creation of datasets that represent social structures and experiences that are rarely quantified (e.g., discrimination, harassment), with the aim of empowering users and supporting data journalism efforts. Currently she is combining ethnographic research methods with emerging data practices to investigate missing datasets as opportunities for grassroots data collection.
How can code-based practices contribute to effective activism? How can activist approaches allow us to examine and interrogate systems of technology? In this panel, a diverse group of artists and activists will discuss how they are approaching these questions through their work and research. Moderated by Jer Thorp.