We live in a world that now breathes in gulps of data, it is part of your everyday life. In 2016 I left a role at MyWebGrocer with the goal to teach myself Data Science and Python. For me the way I learned was to write articles, give presentations, teach classes, and help on numerous public projects and even create a local Geospatial Data Science Conference (GeoDatSci). Below are a small selection of those projects.
Geospatial and Data Science Conference
GeoDatSci was a new conference created and organized by me as the Data Fellow for the Vermont Center for Geographic Information. It was held on June 7, 2018 in Burlington Vermont. With over 34 speakers and 152 attendees, it covered all sorts of subjects from drone data imagery to how to fairly score a new sport in the Olympics. While it has been on hold due partially to COVID, the plan is to bring it back at the end of 2020 for a virtual event.
3D Printed Geospatial Data
Lidar, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. During my time as the first Data Innovation Fellow at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information I purchased my first 3D printer and started exploring converting Lidar elevation files into exact hand-painted 3D models. Click on the button to see all the places I printed!
Analog Data Visualization Art
Based on the SWAB Art Installation in Barcelona, I created a 7'x16' wall with multiple questions. People could take a piece of string and wind it around their answers. I displayed this piece at two art events and had amazing engagement from the public. Over 156 people participated, limited mainly by the height of the screws and the amount of string.
Humanitarian Open Street Maps
HOT is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. As part of Code for BTV, the Burlington chapter of Code for America, I have run several sessions with the general public and University of Vermont Students to learn how to contribute to Open Street Maps using the Humanitarian OpenStreeMap Team tools.
Geospatial Data Art
Since 2018 I have been exploring data is a visual medium. Below is a selection of works based on data using watercolors, laser cutters, and mixed media.