WEEK 2: Sept 10, 2014

This week we will discuss how to represent social movements using the example of Barrez-vous | Facebook and the youthonomics of Felix Marquadt/ Might this project reorient political energy on youth concerns? Would you move to another country to work for a year or several after graduating? What would you like to see covered in the index that would make international cities attractive to you?


Ted Byfield:

  • Introduction to Visualization: the politics and perils of charts, images and dynamic graphics.
  • Selection from Byfield manuscript
  • Review visualization strategies.
  • Identify visual representations of quantitative and social phenomena.


Discussion: what are the proxies for the common good. Networks for review:

  • feraltrade.org : the trade of goods through social networks
  • ourgoods.org : barter networks for the creative production


Intel Galileo and Intel Edison and the construction of a Maker Community:


Please identify “maker projects” of interest to you.