How might I turn data into artwork that inspires positive change?
Rise is an interactive artwork commissioned by Kansas City, Missouri to highlight the city’s new data gathering efforts and get residents interested in the data that drives civic decision making. I chose to base the work on a data set about homicides from 1926 to today because it is a statistic that can only be influenced by the choices of residents rather than one that relies on city services. By making it interactive I felt I could give weight to the numbers and make people understand that the power to create positive change is in their hands.
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