As Hacks/Hackers forms an institute to support the global network, we're working on connecting and communicating with the community. Completion of this survey will help us gain a better understanding of who is in the network and to visualize a stronger understanding of the skills of modern journalists.
To share this information, we're piloting our first inspirational event where we'll experiment with community, arts, research and data. In New York on January 17, the event, Celebrate Change hosted at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will feature the work of data researcher and installation artist, Sara Schnadt. Her work explores technology and translates large quantities of socially resonant information into poetic forms, including data visualization.
Through analysis of the network and collection of the data from this survey, Sara will produce Convergences, a large-scale network installation that visualizes the shape, scale, vitality, hybridity and dynamism of the growing Hacks/Hackers international network as an immersive branching structure made from nylon twine. A pilot at the event in NY, we aspire to continue researching and analyzing network data and to bring the findings and artistic production to new communities around the globe.
If you are part of the movement or are just a believer in the unity of journalism and technology, tell us who you are and get involved today at hackshackers.com.