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Drawing the court hearing

When attending court hearings related to the Formosa Plastics Naphtha Cracker case, sociologist Paul Jobin frequently creates his own drawings. The drawings are necessary for legal reasons, since...Read more

Civic Data for the Anthropocene: Visualizing Taiwan's Formosa Plastics

In October 2019, Taiwanese petrochemical company Formosa Plastics agreed to pay a record settlement of $50 million for their release of plastic pellets into Lavaca Bay and Cox Creek in Texas. The settlement was achieved by a group of activists that made extensive use of “citizen science...Read more

Data direct us

"Instead of treating data as independent sources, we should be asking, Where do data direct us, and who might help us understand their origins as...Read more

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