José Manuel PAVÍA MIRALLES
Statistics and data are boring. They are communicated with difficulty. They are often liable to feel cold and foreign. The average person does not usually register positive emotions when confronted with data. Statistics are even sometimes difficult to understand and to contextualize. Therefore, it is time for imaginations to run wild. There is an open field for the creativity of artists and the way people imagine their cultures. The time has come to start thinking how the values of diversity and respect, which are shared by creatives, can reconquer the public spaces on the strength of well-founded statistics.
It is time to humanize data, to make the human connection. To transform the data on information using personal stories, success stories of integration and diversity. To use emotions in support of European values, to construct new narratives in order to build public spaces for European policies. To convert data into art; a path that some creators have already started to walk, as Nathan Yau shows in his book “Data Points: Visualization That Means Something”.