Following is the prompt and resources for theDifferent Data Workshop Illegitimate Worlds at AIGA Frontier on October 8, 2016.
We assert that data are “facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis” which can include many things — quantitative or qualitative, numbers and stories, maps and pictures, songs and poems and dreams. How can data help us to imagine new possibilities?
We believe that making and discourse are not exclusive activities, but intertwined as processes of crafting material and thought. Using the frame of MONTANA WATER FICTIONS and through collective design activity, participants will explore place-based design, poetic narrative, and “illegitimate” data.
During the workshop in Bozeman, we will engage in a collaborative activity making, refuting, discarding, linking, legitimizing, delegitimizing, etc and whatever.
It could be helpful to think of what we are making as a map of illegitimate boundaries, and flows, and systems, and regions, and typologies. It might be helpful to NOT think of it of a map of the ground plane (although we may start there as a launching point.) We are not seeking to present a truth, or solve problems, but to generate questions and wonder.
SOME GENERAL RULES OF PLAY FOR THE WORKSHOP
- Data? Think intuition, not analysis.
- Don’t think, make
- Failure is valid
- New insights are the prize (there’s always a prize)
We have started an online directory of data and some preliminary explorations and a map (a reference really) and some links to resources below. We encourage you to contribute by way of comments to this post and additions and amendments, to the directory (please contact for access permissions.)
Following are various bits of information for the workshop. We will be updating as we move closer to the workshop.
RELEVANT PROJECTS / PRACTICES
Miriam Simun. The future is female the future is fluid the future is rounded the future is wet. See all those straight lines hard edges? #landissolastcentury #onwardsandunder (This is an interesting framework to consider in terms of the control of the landscape)
DAMS & RESERVOIRS IN MONTANA
- Black Eagle Dam, unnamed reservoir, PPL Montana
- Box Elder Creek Dam, Boxelder Lake, City of Plentywood, Montana
- Bynum Reservoir Dam, Bynum Reservoir, Teton Cooperative Reservoir Company
- Canyon Ferry Dam, Canyon Ferry Lake, United States Bureau of Reclamation
- Clark Canyon Dam, Clark Canyon Reservoir, USBR
- Cochrane Dam, unnamed reservoir, PPL Montana
- Como Dam, Como Lake, USBR
- Cooney Dam, Cooney Reservoir, State of Montana
- Fort Peck Dam, Fort Peck Lake, United States Army Corps of Engineers
- Fresno Dam, Fresno Reservoir, USBR
- Gibson Dam, Gibson Reservoir, USBR
- Hauser Dam, Hauser Lake, PPL Montana
- Hebgen Dam, Hebgen Lake, PPL Montana
- Holter Dam, Holter Lake, PPL Montana
- Hungry Horse Dam, Hungry Horse Reservoir, USACE
- Kerr Dam, Flathead Lake, Northwestern Energy
- Kicking Horse Dam, Kicking Horse Reservoir, Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Libby Dam, Lake Koocanusa, USACE
- Lower Two Medicine Dam, Lower Two Medicine Lake, Lake Elwell, Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Madison Dam, Ennis Lake, PPL Montana
- Milltown Dam (removed)
- Morony Dam, unnamed reservoir, PPL Montana
- Mystic Lake Dam, Mystic Lake, PPL Montana
- Noxon Rapids Dam, Noxon Reservoir, Avista
- Rainbow Dam, unnamed reservoir, PPL Montana
- Ryan Dam, unnamed reservoir, PPL Montana
- Lake Sherburne Dam, Lake Sherburne, USBR
- Swift Dam, Swift Reservoir, Pondera County Canal and Reservoir Company
- Thompson Falls Dam, unnamed reservoir, PPL Montana
- Tiber Dam, Lake Elwell, USBR
- Tongue River Dam, Tongue River Reservoir, Montana Department of Natural Resources
- Toston Dam, Toston Reservoir, Montana Department of Natural Resources
- Willow Creek Dam, Willow Creek Reservoir, USBR
- Yellowtail Dam, Bighorn Lake, USBR