Waking Up to Data

Over the past five years, the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy has welcomed Ph.D. students, founders of platform cooperatives, and artists as research fellows, adopting a highly interdisciplinary approach to our work.

The 2023-2024 cohort featured the very talented artist Priyanka Borar who proposed to educate forest communities in India about data through a children’s book. We were taken by her project and proceeded to have a rich collaboration with Priyanka. We are now proud to present the outcome of her fellowship project: a children’s book that introduces the concept of data.

The outcome, educational for children and young adults worldwide, is “Waking Up to Data,” a poetic ode to the concept of data, set respectfully amidst India’s rural forest communities.

You can freely view it here:

Flip book (124 MB)

PDF (2.3 MB)

Full-sized PDF (124 MB)

Please share this book widely but note that this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) license. This means you are free to share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as you follow the license terms. You must give appropriate credit to the author, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may not use the material for commercial purposes, and if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. For more information on this license, please visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/..