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Data Fiction (Datarella)

Florian H.
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San Francisco, CA
Post #: 7
Hi fellow datageeks,

I just got this email from Jörg Blumtritt (founder of Datarella) who already was a speaker at one of our meetups. Check it out :)


I would like to point your attention on a project that you will find

We call for 'Data Fiction'-see data not as facts but rather as fiction.
So we invite people to use our rich behavioural data to tell stories.

This was the original idea: "Postmodernism has taught us to distrust
facts and look out for constructs. Data scientists like Kate Crawford
have pointed out the problem of big data being inherently biased. But it
is no law of nature that data-driven storytelling has to be
positivistic. Data does tell stories. We can use it as illustrations for
our narrative, to make our story more graphic, to persuade people by
drawing a vivid image, instead of insisting that facts would prove us
correct. So let us use data as metaphors to speak to our audience in
words that make sense to them."

Here is the link:­

We would love to spread our data, so that people learn how to use it, so
we put a sample (just our own readings for privacy reasons) on dropbox:

- it is real data from the innards of our smartphones.

Excited to hear your comments!
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