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[[File:Incarceration of Homeless Youth.png|thumb|right|400px|It costs more to incarcerate a homeless youth than to rescue them. (Ryan K Fishman Portfolio) ]]
[[File:Infographics at SudoRoom.JPG|thumb|right|SudoRoom thoughts become action through pictures]]


= Overview =  
= Overview =  


* Learn to take complex data and condense information into powerful graphics that spur action resulting in positive economic and social change.  
* Learn to take complex data and condense information into powerful graphics that communicate, '''spur action''' resulting in positive economic and social change.  


* Leave the session with a flyer, a powerpoint slide or a web graphic.  
* Take data from data.gov and create a 3D Printed model inspired by http://make.opendata.ch/wiki/doku.php?id=project:transport:tangiblestatistics


We'll review examples from the famous Tufte Book Visualizing Information. We'll also work with SudoRoom resident mathematicians to show how powerfully data can be visualized and change the course of events. We'll also learn from lessons made by famous comic book artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, matt Groenig and Lynda Barry.
We'll review examples from the famous Tufte Book Visualizing Information. We'll also work with SudoRoom resident mathematicians to show how powerfully data can be visualized and change the course of events. We'll also learn from lessons made by famous comic book artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, matt Groenig and Lynda Barry.
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Drawing will also enable you to escape the smart-art cliches found in most powerpoint presentations.
Drawing will also enable you to escape the smart-art cliches found in most powerpoint presentations.
Good open source software:
* OpenOffice.org
* Inkscape


= Source Data =  
= Source Data =  
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We are all smart, opinionated people working towards positive social change. We'd love to draw as many interesting people with smart opinions as possible.  
We are all smart, opinionated people working towards positive social change. We'd love to draw as many interesting people with smart opinions as possible.  


* [[User:Maximilianklein]] Sex ratios in Wikidata, wikipedia & the VIAF -http://hangingtogether.org/?p=2877  
* [[User:Maximilianklein]] Sex ratios in Wikidata, wikipedia & the VIAF -http://hangingtogether.org/?p=2877
* [[Community Democracy Project]]
*  [[3DPrinting]] Documentation
* [[Community Democracy Project]] possibly Troy?


== Around the net ==  
== Around the net ==  
* Ryan K Fishman Portfolio http://www.behance.net/gallery/Homeless-Youth-Infographic/1154207
* Ryan K Fishman Portfolio http://www.behance.net/gallery/Homeless-Youth-Infographic/1154207
[[File:Incarceration_of_Homeless_Youth.png|500px|Incarceration of homeless youth graphic]]
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