On the Spot

In what forms could we imagine access to the ACCESS gathering itself? If content is the currency of exchange at DesignInquiry, how does ‘content’ manifest physically in the time and the space of the Sparrow Barn? What is lockable content, not moving or merging? What content becomes fluid and malleable? How does the content become represented objectively and/or subjectively? Let’s make Access accessible and alive and woven into a visual, frame the questions that emerge, intertwine and rise to the surface of the week.

A JOURNALIST collects and writes and distributes news and other information.

A REPORTER is a type of journalist who researches, gathers information as well as writes.
A PHOTOJOURNALIST uses photographs to tell the news, illustrating the written story or presenting images as a story themselves.
An EDITOR selects and prepares media to convey information.

In the PewResearch Journalism Project, 9 core principles of journalism emerged out of three years of listening and talking with journalists around the country.

1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth
2. Its first loyalty is to citizens
3. Its essence is a discipline of verification
4. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover
5. It must serve as an independent monitor of power
6. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise
7. It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant
8. It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional
9. Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience

DATA VISUALIZATION is the presentation of data (that has been abstracted in some schematic form) in a visual, graphical, format. The main purpose is to communicate information through a balance of form and function.

So: wearing the hat of journalist, during ACCESS I will collaborate, poke, prod, and work to make the ebbs and flows of the week’s entries into the topic represented visually as data emerges and content surfaces.