Book Cover with illustration of rich tapestry of plants and animals. Fish, Lemur, colorful birds are all intertwined.  Bordering the image is an x and y axis as often seen in a graphs, with the body of a snake through the center reminiscent of a line in a line graph. Interspersed within the animals and plants are other other symbols commonly used in data visualizations and a women off center typing.

DSxD Anthology Vol. 2: Our Environment

A collection of work by data designers, artists, and scientists

We loved showcasing the work created by the DSxD collective in our first anthology, The Future of Data Science, so much that we decided to do it again, this time with a theme of “Our Environment”. We picked this theme to explore a variety of worlds and to consider how data shapes those worlds.

This anthology is a work curated by the Data Science by Design collective to broaden the idea of what data is and what “doing” data science means. The anthology brings together the voices of the Data Science by Design collective and other contributors who inspire our community. The Anthology has 20 sections full of original color illustrations and photos, including essays, zines, data visualizations, interviews, and more. Inside you will find an emphasis on inclusion, world-building, and creative approaches to working with data. We hope each reader will find something that resonates with them and helps them find their own data science environment.

We may not be able to completely choose our environment but we are hopeful that we can work together to design future environments to be what we want them to be, welcoming, and just.

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Book Contents

To give each piece time to shine, we will release two chapters a week on our website. By August, the whole Anthology will be freely available online.

  Online Release  
A Timely Opportunity: Advancing the Role of Climate and Environmental Data in Collaborative Governance Shannon Dosemagen June 7  
Distilling Topographies Ijeamaka Anyene Fumagalli June 7  
What Worlds Do We Occupy and How Does Data Affect These Worlds? Melissa Kagen June 14  
Lessons on Data, Environment, and Life Contained in Reusables Alyssa Melody Frias Paglumotan June 14  
Fire Zine: Ecosystems and Human Scales Cody Markelz and Jackie Dean June 21  
A Conversation with Ellie Balk Interviewed by Sujata Bhattacharyya June 21  
Antecedent Technology: Don’t Colonize Our Future Amelia Winger-Bearskin June 28  
“Dry at low water”: From Coastlines to Coast Traces Clancy Wilmott June 28  
Our History: Global Queer Rights Through a Historical Colonial Lens EB Dickinson July 5  
The Cube Midori Yajima and Cecilia De Sanctis July 5  
Visiting Tuyshtak M. V. Eitzel July 12  
Irony Creek Sharla Gelfand July 12  
On archiving (data) Stina Baudin July 19  
Data & Organizing are about PEOPLE and POWER Lauren Renaud July 19  
Decolonizing Land Tenure Systems in Cameroon: An Inclusive Data Science Approach Jacques Wilfried Kenfack Kenjio July 26  
Multilingual Data Science: Ten Tips to Translate Science and Tech Content Yanina Bellini Saibene and Natalia Soledad Morandeira July 26  
A Conversation with Allison Horst Interviewed by Jenn Schilling August 2  
How Do You Document a Tech Project with Comics? Julia Evans August 2  
Data Quilts: Exploring Environmental Data Through Textile Art Nancy Smith August 9  
Transgender Day of Remembrance Visualizing the Queer and Embodied with Ecological Kin Cathryn Ploehn and Kelsey Campbell August 9