The Opening Data Zine is Here!

The Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC) are excited to present the Opening Data zine. The Opening Data zine offers a primer on open data, real-world examples of data discrimination, use cases of data in organizing, creative data storytelling, and more.

This is the fifth “digital justice” zine in a series developed by the DDJC and DCTP. You can buy print copies or download digital zines here.

The Opening Data zine was developed in conjunction with the very first “Data DiscoTech” taking place this Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Samaritan Behavioral Center at 5555 Conner Street in Detroit.

Opening data zine

In the Opening Data zine, we answer questions such as:

  • What is data?
  • What makes “open data”?
  • Where can I get open data?
  • What might open data mean for my communities?
  • What are the harms of open data I should be aware of?
  • How can I use open data?

Contributors to the zine include community technology activists, researchers, bloggers, educators, and grassroots organizers. Many contributors are involved in member organizations of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition. The design of the zine is by the Work Dept.

You can preview a pdf of the zine here or you may purchase a beautiful print copy!