“What are you working on this summer?”
Usually, at this point, the person I’m talking to puts a huge grin on their face and exclaims how awesomethat sounds, and I get to bask in the satisfaction of having found a really catchy way of summing up my internship project at FUSE Labs.
Then, they think for a moment and ask the inevitable question: “So what does that mean?” That would be the point where I’d admit that I actually had no idea but doesn’t it sound cool?
However, a couple weeks into the internship and several exploratory prototypes later, I’d like to share some of the thoughts we have on how data and comics can work together to help people make sense of what is going on around them.
Comics are often used to tell stories about how events were perceived.
Maus by Art Spiegelman; Stop Paying Attention by Lucy Knisley; Johnny Wander by Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya; Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco.