An amazing, year-long, analog data drawing project made by two women: Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec.
‘Each week we collect and measure a particular type of data about our lives, use this data to make a drawing on a postcard-sized sheet of paper, and then drop the postcard in an English “postbox” (Stefanie) or an American “mailbox” (Giorgia)!’
An example: Week 14 by Stefanie
About the project
Every week we choose a topic we want to explore about our days and lives, and on Monday start our separate-but-parallel data collection.
The data-collecting ends the evening of the following Sunday, and through the course of the following week we analyse our data and draw our postcard, all the while collecting the next dataset.
On Monday we scan and drop our data postcard into the mailbox/postbox and start to plan the next week’s drawing!
The data drawing is shown on the front of the postcard, while the back always includes a “how to read it” key to enable the other to understand the data collection and insight behind the drawing.’
‘The book explores the role that data plays in our lives and originates from a correspondence between the two authors – both data visualisation artists who met at a data conference and chose to keep in touch by sending weekly postcards composed of data visualisations in place of words. The result is described as “a thought-provoking visual feast”.’
Next: Dear Data two
Data two ‘project was inspired by Dear-Data.com, a wonderful collaboration between Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. We (Jeffrey Shaffer and Andy Kriebel) decided to follow in their footsteps and coincidentally, Andy recently moved from California to London, England.’