Sounding Data Justice for Environmental Liberation in Southeast Queens


ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants


Earth and Physical Sciences


The project initiates university-based, transdisciplinary support for a community-run digital justice initiative in data literacy, data ethics and environmental awareness with the Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. (EQA), a federation of civic associations in pollution-burdened Southeast Queens. In response to EQA's interest in art-science initiatives, it transforms data into sound to develop new ways of sharing air quality and aircraft noise data that EQA gathers, controls, manages and interprets. In workshops and listening sessions with community members, it sonifies extrapolated values to explore correlations between measurements for a community-grounded, public college-facilitated art-science effort to grow data literacy and foster environmental equity through liberation science and ecological art.