Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy

The state of Minas Gerais in Brazil recognized the importance of data literacy and invited Connection Lab to lead a number of programs for various audiences in the capital of Belo Horizonte.  We’ve recently published a peer-reviewed paper in the International...

Data Therapy

Living in a data-drenched society, many around the world are struggling to build their capacity to use data.  We are creating fun, hands-on activities and online experiences to help build data-informed organizations. We work with journalists, community groups,...

DataBasic

DataBasic is a suite of easy-to-use web tools and off-screen activities for beginners that introduce concepts of data analysis. These simple tools make it easy to work with data in fun ways, so you can learn how to find great stories to tell.  Visit databasic.io to...

Food For Free Data Mural

Food for Free is an organization that distributes food to individuals and organizations every day.  Part food rescue and part social service, the organization got some help with outreach from the MIT data storytelling studio class when they designed a data mural to...

Data Mural in Brazil

In 2014 Connection Lab was invited to Minas Gerais in Brazil to lead a group of High School students in developing a mural by analyzing data that the school collects about its students. The mural process was intended to increase the students’ data literacy, to make...