A Small Annotation

Joshua Smith
Jan 7, 2020 · 13 min read

Author’s note — This fictional narrative began as a question: What if we could “meet” our data? Although I set out to explore the idea a bit more playfully, the story — or, perhaps the ethical stakes of the craft of data analysis and visualization —took me in a different direction. I hope you experience something similar. Love y’all.

It was boredom, not inspiration, that made me an artist that day. I transformed my desk into…