Data become stories. Exhibition “My Life as a Data Source” from November 11.

From the project «The Hole in the Shopping Cart. What inflation means to a student.» Photo: Sándor Márton Nagy

What data do we produce voluntarily or involuntarily, consciously or unconsciously? In a joint project, students from the Visual Journalism and Journalism courses at Faculty III of Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts investigated what data they generate and where it is available. In eleven projects, students ask about the impact of inflation on their cost of living, explore how sleep patterns can be measured and visualized, and show how human life is broken down into columns of numbers by the German pension system.

The aim of the project solutions was more than the originality of the data sets themselves as the appropriateness and creativity of the dramaturgical and design implementations. Journalists should always find new visualizations for data to answer the question: How can stories be distilled and shaped from data sets?

The results of this project will be on display in Expo Plaza 2 from November 11 to December 11. Additionally, a high-profile symposium entitled «Data Visualisations – Tools of Insight» takes place on November 24 and 25, and it will be held in the lecture hall in Expo Plaza 2.

Exhibition: “My Life as a Data Source – Data Become Stories.

Location: Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Expo-Plaza 2, 30539 Hanover, Germany

Duration: 11/11/2022 until 11/12/2022

Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm. Admission free.

Symposium: Data Visualisations – Tools of Insight.

Date: Thu. 24/11/2022, 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fri. 25/11/2022, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Who? 11 presentations, including Jennifer Münch, Munich; Cornelia Frömke, Hanover; Bernhard Preim, Magdeburg, Andre Nakonz, Hanover/Hamburg; Till Nagel, Mannheim; Jonas Parnow, Potsdam, Monika Sester, Hanover; Caroline Scheler, Springe, Katrin Brümmer, Hannover, Martin Scholz, Hanover.

Location: Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lecture Hall, Expo-Plaza 2, 30539 Hanover, Germany

The entrance free

Recorded by: Dr. Florian Bittner, Institute of Plastics and Recycling Technology (IKK) at Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

Alexander Nowak: Tree Lichens as Bioindicators

Since tree lichens obtain their nutrients directly from the ambient air and their reaction to air changes is very sensitive, they only reproduce where favourable conditions exist. The project visualizes the relationship between lichens and air pollution.

Photo: Felix Rosic

Felix Kaspar Rosic: Sleep and Change

Felix Kaspar Rosic collected two sets of data and related them to each other to gain insight into his sleep behaviour: First, data about his sleep, and second, honest self-portraits right after waking up. For two weeks, Felix Kaspar Rosic shot approximately three-minute video sequences of himself every day after the alarm clock rang. In parallel, he evaluated data from his smartwatch, which monitored his sleep via an app.

Part of the work “1942 – 2022. A life” by Kristina Kaysen.

Kristina Kaysen: 1942 – 2022. A life.

What does a person leave behind when they go? A flat, a house? Furniture, personal belongings, heirlooms, assets? Stories, knowledge, and memories. The people who love and miss him. Our lives also leave traces in the data that is collected and stored about us.

594 ppm CO2, light rail line 4 to Garbsen, Lower Saxony 26/06/22 8 pm. Photo: Lorenz Alois Huter

Lorenz Alois Huter, Anna Schellhase, Alexander Nowak: Our Daily Air. Still life-sustaining or already hazardous to health?

Alexander Nowak, Anna Schellhase and Lorenz Alois Huter used an air quality meter to test the ((un)healthiness of the air we breathe every day. They primarily measured the amount of carbon dioxide in the air they breathe. The project group also looked at plants as bioindicators of air quality, specifically lichens: Some of these organisms thrive well in clean air, while others need pollutants to live.

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