Mimi Onuoha is an artist and researcher using data and code to explore new forms of storytelling, social critique, and interaction. She is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, and her work focuses on the overlap of digital and geographic spaces. Currently she is combining ethnographic research methods with emerging data practices to investigate missing datasets as opportunities for grassroots data collection.
FiveThirtyEightD&S affiliate Mimi Onuoha details the process of completely deleting data. This overwriting process is a bit like painting a wall: If you start with a white wall and paint it red, there’s no way to erase the red. If you wa... Read on FiveThirtyEightJanuary 2017