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Open Data: Dear Data Project

Dear UNLV Community,

The Library invites you to participate in the Dear Data activity for this year. Dear Data is a project created to help people reimagine the way they see data. The idea is simple:

1. For one week, keep count how many times you see, do, hear, or feel one thing everyday.

2. With your collected data, use your doodle skills to represent the data in a drawing.

3. Submit a photo of your data art to our Dear Data Form for a chance to win some Library swag.

For some inspiration, check out some examples created by library student workers and Mason Peer Coaches.

Headphone Use Key

Headphone Use Doodle

Phone Calls Key

Phone Calls Doodle

Money Spent on Snacks Key

Money Spent on Snacks Doodle

Screen Time Key

Screen Time Doodle

Places Visited Key

Places Visited Doodle

Steps Taken Key

Steps Taken Doodle

Punctuality Key

Punctuality Doodle

A Week of Skies Key

A Week of Skies Doodle

Money Spent Key

Money Spent Doodle

Time Spent Spaced Out Key

Time Spent Spaced Out Doodle

A Week of Tic Tacs Key

A Week of Tic Tacs Doodle

Dear Data

Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly--small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical.

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