One organization's quest to pair data with a banjo.
The average person doesn’t know how to access an API. But they do listen to music.
That’s the driving idea behind a proposal from the Office of Creative Research (OCR) in New York: to make data valuable to people by interpreting it in more human ways.
Specifically, they want to do that by telling data stories through bluegrass music.
“We’ve been thinking for a long time about this sort of divide that exists between data and culture,” said Jer Thorp, OCR’s co-founder. “Data is usually communicated through these really sterile means like charts and graphs. And they’re designed for a really narrow purpose … like policy decisions.”Read Complete Article