Episode 05: What's Your Climate Story?

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What’s your climate story? In Episode 5, hosts Patricia Kim and Bethany Wiggin discuss the kinds of stories we need to compel climate action and introduce Data Refuge’s new climate storytelling campaign. Since late 2016, Data Refuge has deeply engaged with the necessity for accessible archives and open data. But the question of open access and open data also concerns who can contribute to archives, whose data matter. Listen and learn as we speak with open data experts and one artist about what it takes to create open archives that address the environmental challenges of our present moment.

Click here to contribute your Climate Story to our growing Data storybank!


Image: Climate Strike, Philadelphia. Rachel Ishikawa.

Heather Joseph is the Executive Director of SPARC, or Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Tweet Heather @hjoseph.

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Tweet Daniel @castrotech.

Amy Balkin is an artist based in the Bay Area. Visit A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting here.

This episode was produced by Jasmine Erdener, and written by Patricia Kim and Bethany Wiggin. Interviews were conducted by Patricia Kim and Bethany Wiggin.


Wu-Tang - Slow Blues (Instrumental)

The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes

Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi

MGMT - Little Dark Age (Matthew Dear Remix)

Cesaria Evora - Sodade (20th Anniversary Edition)

Kurup - Joeira


Comments? Suggestions? We’d love to hear from you! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DataRefuge, or send us a note to datarefuge@ppehlab.org.

Patricia Eunji Kim