Session:From Bad Public Data to Beautiful Open Narratives - The Brazilian Ministry of Culture case

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Description UPDATE: we are now integrating with the self-organized session "Deep Graphics".

How to create tools to turn people aware of their governments spends and evidence their bad public policies?

This session presents the knowledge related to the development of Mostre!me, an open source platform which daily crawls and scrapes data from the last 15 years of Cultural funding in Brazil to today, structuring all entities as filters to provide relevant visualizations and exploratory pattern-finding narratives.

Website(s) Graphics,,
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) social, political, software
Tags open data, data visualisation
Processing village Village:La Quadrature du Camp
Person organizing User:rafapolo
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2015/08/15 16:00
Ends at 2015/08/15 17:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Village:La Quadrature du Camp

Starts at 2015/08/16 18:00
Ends at 2015/08/16 20:00
Duration 120 minutes
Location Village:La Quadrature du Camp


Rafael Polo is a Computer Scientist & Software Developer who works in several interdisciplinary projects for more than a decade. From teaching hypertext programming, to the development of public data mining and its relevant visualisation; from architecting and implementing decision support systems with linguists, to image processing, web crawlers and full collaborative platforms. Having solid skills in servers, databases and frontend development, hack and builds many systems with designers and architects, artists and activists.

Fernanda Shirakawa is a designer that loves technology. She develops online communication projects, web programming, and information security projects. Highly interested in feminism and women empowerment through technology. She works with Escola de Ativismo and participates in projects such as Antivigilancia, RodAdaHacker, MariaLab hackerspace and Coding Rights.

Joana Varon: Brazilian researcher and advocate for privacy rights and freedom of expression, founder and Director Coding Rights, aThink-and-Do tank created to research, promote the understanding and contribute to advance in political struggles to enforce Human Rights in the digital world by bridging the gap within technologists and digital rights advocates. Consultant of Consumers International on privacy rights in a project between Brazil and Germany; with Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade, on surveillance and digital security; and with Global Partners Digital on Internet Governance from the perspective of emerging economies. Member of the Advisory Board of the WebWeWant, a campaign from the World Wide Web Foundation, and from the Advisory Council of Open Technology Fund. Willing to translate these issues to the all internet users, she is co-creator of several creative projects operating in the interplay between law, arts and technologies, such as:, and and recently joined Deep Lab.

Lucas Teixeira is a developer, sysadmin and researcher, co-creator of Oficina Antivigilancia and editor of Boletim Antivigilância. Lead by community spirit, he is used to work in collaborative and voluntary projects for freedom of expression and free software, agroecology and free education. Computer geek since 13 years old, he studied Computer Science and has been involved in software development and system implementation, such as SMS Broadcast, a system do send bulk SMS to alert poor communities about forced evictions in Rio during the city's preparation for the World Cup and the Olympics. We has also been developing workshop methods for digital security trainings, producing and translating documentation and platforms about the topic, through Oficina Antivigilância,, Security in a Box and Email Self Defense.