I’ve been looking at how best to display information, and remember seeing the ‘Information Is Beautiful’ book a few years ago. I think displaying factual information in an interesting way is something I’d like to do with this project as a way of communicating a wider meaning would be something to try. Particularly with respect to media and newsworthy information, I think displaying peoples’ distrust of the media would be really impactful.
I need to put a survey together to ask some proper questions so that I can get some proper answers. Things like “Do you trust the media?”
It’s an incredibly loaded question with so, so many shades of grey, but we’re often expected by the media to make binary choices like this in every day life. For example during the pre-Brexit pantomime, forcing people to arbitrarily pick to stay or to leave, when it was just never that simple. The real meat of the things that go on around us are impacted by our personal bias, our socio-economic background, and various other factors.
By getting people to be more aware of their personal bias and its influence and impact on their decision making process would be something I’d be really interested in looking at.