data viz

We give you the numbers; you make them speak to us.

Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make their payments to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but do we really know where our tax dollars go? Using data provided byWhatWePayFor.com, Eyebeam challenges you to create data visualizations that make it easier and more interesting for taxpayers to understand just how the government spends our money.

 
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Project Created: 
April 2013
 
Start Date: 
18 Jul 2011
Hours: 
6PM–10PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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The Google Data Arts Team is a small group of creative programmers from San Francisco who use open web technologies and Google tools to make creative projects for the web. Some recent projects include Three Dreams of Black, the WebGL Globe, and the Data Viz Challenge (built in close partnership with Eyebeam).

On Monday, July 18, the team is putting on a workshop looking at JavaScript, HTML5 and WebGL as applied to user interfaces, data visualization, and interactive art. There will be an introduction to one of the team's JavaScript libraries (dat.gui) and projects (WebGL Globe), as well as time for project experimentation and personal Q&A. Please bring your laptop, your creativity, and your favorite IDE. Familiarity with web development and JavaScript highly recommended.

WORKSHOP AT CAPACITY

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Designers, developers, journalists, artists: Get a head start on your entry for the Data Viz Challenge! Join Eyebeam to get seasoned advice in a skillshare led by George Michael Brower and Jono Brandel (designers, Google Creative Lab), Aaron Meyers (Eyebeam Fellow and interactive media designer), and Evan You (designer of Internet Censorship).

 
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The Challenge: Visualize Your Taxes

We give you the numbers; you make them speak to us.

Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make their payments to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but do we really know where our tax dollars go? Using data provided by WhatWePayFor.com, Eyebeam challenges you to create data visualizations that make it easier and more interesting for taxpayers to understand just how the government spends our money.

Project Created: 
February 2011
 
Start Date: 
26 Feb 2011
Hours: 
1PM–6PM
Cost: 
Free with registration
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Designers, developers, journalists, and artists: Get a head start on your entry for the Data Viz Challenge!

1:00–2:30PM  Get seasoned advice in a discussion and workshop led by George Michael Brower and Jono Brandel (designers, Google Creative Lab), Aaron Meyers (Eyebeam Fellow and interactive media designer), and Evan You (designer of Internet Censorship).

2:30–6:00PM  Start visualizing your taxes! Work on your own or as a team with guidance from our Skillshare leaders.

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