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Data Through Design 2023: Hidden In Plain Sight

March 11 – 19, noon – 7 pm,

DxD is a yearly data art exhibition featuring works that creatively analyze, interpret and interrogate data made available on NYC Open Data.

The theme for this year is Hidden in Plain Sight. The intention of most datasets is to tell a story about the collective: they are designed, collected, and analyzed with a question about “the whole” in mind, smoothing over individualities and compacting lived experiences into a singular tale of “us.” This year we feature work that explores the smaller stories and voices that are hidden by this wider narrative as told by big data. We invited artists to complicate data trends and commonly held narratives, search for missing people/places/things in data, investigate anomalies and outliers, and draw back the curtain on the “invisible hands” that shape data to expose, question and engage the perspective and motives behind data collection.

The exhibition will be presented as part of New York City’s Open Data Week.

Opening Night on March 10th! 18:00-20:30, Prime Produce, 424 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019 United States

Data Through Design 

Data Through Design (DxD) is an independent, volunteer-run collective which organizes an annual art exhibition featuring works that creatively analyze, interpret and interrogate data made available on NYC Open Data, a valuable civic resource aimed at increasing information access and transparency. The exhibition opening is a highlight of New York City’s Open Data Week which is produced by the Office of Data Analytics at NYC’s Office of Technology and Innovation and BetaNYC. Each year a different theme is developed to challenge artists to surface hidden stories, patterns and connections in data, to examine its shortcomings, and to question claims to objectivity that data representations project. These novel and artistic creations harness the potential for data to enliven and deepen our understanding of life in the city. 


Every contribution to Data Through Design goes to supporting our artists, the venue, and keeping our events free and open to the public. For more information and to donate, please visit DataThroughDesign.com

NYC Open Data Week is sponsored by the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI). For more information about NYC Open Data Week, including the complete list of 2023 Open Data Week events and the NYC School of Data community conference, please visit 2023.open-data.nyc

With the support of Prime Produce Limited the event will be held at Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative, an organized co-operative supporting entrepreneurs, educators, and artists who share values of service and hospitality, working to design experiences, build companies and organizations, practice our crafts, cultivate relationships, and grow as people. For more information about Prime Produce, please visit: www.primeproduce.coop 



NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) 


Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative 

Pratt SAVI


424 West 54th Street
NYC, NY 10019 United States