Newsable was a news and civics collaboration with Julie Starr to explore the use of emerging media tools to make complex issues understandable, telling stories in context and over time.
In 2016 we ran The Newsable Lab as a Colab studio project at AUT with Bachelor of Creative Technologies students. Newsable Lab encouraged students to explore ways to engage young Aucklanders in an informed and meaningful conversation about housing issues using creative technologies tools and approaches. Students were provided with an open-source resource toolkit developed by myself and co-researcher Julie Starr (a former AUT journalist in residence). Guest speakers such as Herald Insights Data Journalists Harkanwal Singh and Caleb Tutty, and developer/data geographer Chris McDowall introduced students to data storytelling and visualization concepts.