May 24, 2016 · 7:30 PM
This month we'll be looking at data supplied by Brighton based Jez Nicholson who runs openplaques.org a database of commemorative plaques round the world. Started in 2009, the database consists of over 35,000 records and documents historical links between people and places.
The aim of the session will be to look at different ways of visualising the data. We'll start by establishing what we'd like to find out from the data. (For example, we might want to know which historical figures have most plaques dedicated to them.) We'll then explore ways to visualise the data in such a way to answer our questions.
We'll work collaboratively and at times might split into smaller groups. Paper and pens will be provided for sketching out ideas (do feel free to bring your own) and this will be an interactive session. No laptops required.
No prior experience of data visualisation is required or expected: just come with an enquiring mind!
(As ever, please keep your RSVP up to date if you sign up, in order not to disappoint those on the wait list.)