We are two women leading lives that are in parallel with each other, but living them in different places.
We’re both the same age, we’re both only children, and we’ve both left our home countries to travel across the ocean and live in a metropolis of our chosen country.
We also both work with data, using a hand-crafted and illustrative approach to the data visualizations we create. And most important of all: we both love drawing! With all these similarities, but having met only twice in person, we wanted to get to know each other better; and since data and data visualization is the language that we speak every day for work, we’ve decided to use this process as our mode of communication." DEAR DATA WEBSITE
"By creating and sending the data visualizations using analogue instead of digital means, we are really just doing what artists have done for ages, which is sketch and try to capture the essence of the life happening around them. However, as we are sketching life in the modern digital age, life also includes everything that is counted, computed, and measured.
We are trying to capture the life unfolding around us, but instead we are capturing this life through sketching the hidden patterns found within our data." -DEAR DATA WEBSITE
- AN EFFECTIVE METHOD OF COMMUNICATION, REVISITING AN OLD METHOD SUCH AS POSTAL LETTER WRITING SEEMS FRESH DUE TO ITS LACK OF USE IN MODERN DAY SOCIETY.
- POSTAL SERVICE COMMUNICATION IS SOMETHING I COULD EXPLORE WITHIN MY PROJECT, PERHAPS BY POSTING THINGS TO MYSELF OR TO OTHERS AND AWAITING REPLIES.
- THE USE OF HAND DRAWN DIAGRAMS AND TEXT CREATES A FUN AND INNOCENT AESTHETIC.
- THE PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION OF DATA IS ALSO INTERESTING AS IT IS PURELY VISUAL. THIS IDEA OF MINIMALIST, VISUAL COMMUNICATION RELATES TO MY PROJECT AND REFLECTS THE THEME SILENT COMMUNICATION.