Data literacy, the new empowerment?
In companies and administrations, at schools, in R&D departments as well as in society at large, cultivating data awareness is now as important as teaching people to read, write and do arithmetic. Data illiteracy is creating considerable inequality asymmetrical among individuals and organisations, and across the whole of society. Nurturing and enabling data awareness, on the other hand, can lead to real empowerment – and to the development of novel practices that solve both little and big problems. Nevertheless, cultivating data proficency, management and ownership is no simple task. As of today, our technical know-how is not up to scratch. Yet how many schools are teaching the tools and techniques of data exploration? This event will explore data as a resource for knowledge, and a domain of expertise, linguistic, grammatical, typos, literary, educational, pedagogical, methodological, and artistic point of view. We bring together the earliest thinkers and doers from the world of data literacy, so that together, we can uncover some early answers to key questions related to data literacy: why should people become data literate? Data literacy for whom? Who are the key players in the data game? What does data awareness really mean? How can we develop a data mindset as individuals, as organisations, and as a society? Have fundamental data skills been exhaustively identified? Is it possible to create desire out there, in the cold (data-)world? Is organisational data awareness an innate or an acquired trait? The following organisations projects leaders and key players will be invited : Aviz, Catherine D’Ignazio, la Coop Infolab, Data Carpentry, Data Cuisine, Data for decisions, Data mindset playbook from MoData, Data pop Alliance, Data & Society, Datajournalism handbook, Dataphys.org, Datatherapy, Dear Data, Etalab, Fréquence Écoles, infolabs.io, Jose Duarte (Handmadevisuals), J++, LINC, Medialab de Science Po, Open Knowledge, School of Data, le Tubà, Tuvalabs, Using data, etc.
October 5-6 2018 Aix-en-Provence, Conservatoire Darius Milhaud. #DLC2018
The program is currently in development and speakers will be announced in coming weeks