Culture is Data

2013  |  “Designed in France, proudly.”

"Culture is Data" is an exploratory project, focused on Open Data and Data Viz. The idea here was to show what it is possible to achieve when you take a big load of interesting data and put it through automated visualization technlogies like Data Viz and creative coding.

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Easier said than done... We first had to work for a while on raw data, a dataset from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication that included every cultural event happening in France and was available online thanks to Etalab, the French government agency in charge of Open Data projects. Indeed data entry depends on the good will of French cities, "Départements" and "Régions" officials : it is not a systematic process. But it still gives a pretty good idea, in terms of volume and location, of what is happening in France when it comes to cultural events, which was the goal of our exploration.