Getting Crafty with Data Science


Knit, crochet, or sew data visualization into your textile art, while hearing from researchers, who will share their experience creating physical, contextual, and interactive experiences around data that can help people understand and act on social challenges. Help sessions will get you started and keep you motivated as participants share their projects and strategies.

Don’t know how to knit, crochet, or sew? That’s ok, we’ll get you started.


Past and Upcoming Sessions:

Asking Questions and Collecting Data
Join information visualization researcher and Northeastern University Professor Laura Perovich, who will share her research in data science to lead us in a brainstorming discussion, including an exploration of possible topics and specific tips and resources necessary to get you started on your 30-day project.

March 30, 7:00-8:00pm - Watch the recording of this webinar.
Need ideas? Check out our brainstorming from this first session.

Visualizing and Communicating with Data
Laura Perovich returns to continue a discussion of her research and data visualizations, while participants share their works in progress, as well as strategies for presenting the data in new and creative ways.

April 14, 7:00-8:00pm - Watch the recording of this webinar.
Share your work in progress on social media using #30daysofscience

Data Physicalizations Exhibition
MIT Museum’s Carole Urbano hosts citizen scientists and crafters exhibiting their final projects sharing their process and ideas for future data physicalization projects.

April 27, 7:00-8:00pm - Register for this live, free webinar.


The MIT Museum aims to make its online programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Live closed captioning services (CART) will be provided when requested at least two weeks in advance of a program. Please email to request CART services or suggest other accommodations that would help you fully participate in this program.