Read: Poirier, L., & Costelloe-Kuehn, B. (2019). Data sharing at scale: A heuristic for affirmingdata cultures. Data Science Journal, 18(1). (link)


Irani, L. (2015). Hackathons and the making of entrepreneurial citizenship. Science, Technology, & Human Values40(5), 799-824. (link)

Currie, M.. (2019). Hacking administration – a report for Los Angeles. In Making our world: the hacker and maker movements in Context (ed. Peter Lang), New York, 115-132. (link)

Kelty, C. (2019). Every Era gets the Internet It Deserves (or the Phases of Hacking). In Exotic No More: Anthropology for the Contemporary World, 265. (link)

Key Concept

data cultures


  1. Read Poirier and Costelloe-Kuehn’s article on data culture
  2. Coordinate in your group to fill out sketches 5, 7 and 8.

Environmental Hackathons as Climate Action | Sanjana Paul | TEDxClimateActionTech

Sanjana Paul is the executive director and co-founder of The Earth Hacks Foundation. She holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and physics, and is currently a researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab. Previously, she worked as an atmospheric science software developer at NASA, an NSF REU participant in extreme ultraviolet engineering in the Kapteyn-Murnane Lab in JILA at the University of Colorado Boulder, and as a Conservation Innovation Fellow at Conservation X Labs. When not shooting lasers around or coding solutions to climate issues, she likes exploring the outdoors and baking delicious treats.