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City and Code for Boulder Host Art of Data Infographic Contest

The interpretation of Boulder’s open datasets by local artists through an “Art of Data” exhibition will culminate with the infographic contest at the end of January

The City of Boulder and Code for Boulder are currently hosting an “Art of Data” infographic contest. Open to all, the contest will close with an awards ceremony at the end of January.

The city has released open datasets over the past eight years and currently offers nearly 100 datasets available to the public. The interpretation of Boulder’s open datasets by local artists through an “Art of Data” exhibition will culminate with the infographic contest at the end of January. The exhibition showcases local artists’ creations of beautiful, tangible and innovative art based on datasets from Boulder’s Open Data Catalog, and it will be on display in the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery through Feb. 3.

Local non-profit Code for Boulder has partnered with the city to host the infographic contest. Participants are challenged to tell a story using any and all datasets specified on the event page using infographics and data visualizations. This new perspective will help the city answer key questions about its programs and help Boulder residents better understand their community. A panel of data and graphics experts will award prizes to submissions that convey insights with artistic skill. Contest finalists will have their infographics presented at the contest awards on Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library.

Please refer to www.codeforboulder.org/event-art-of-data/ for submission guidelines.

Published: Jan. 17, 2019

Media Contacts:
Sam Cohn, Communications, 303-441-4247
Nicolia Eldred-Skemp, Data & Analytics Project Manager, 303-441-4945
boulderlibrary.org/exhibits/art-of-data-vision/
bouldercolorado.gov/open-data