Jo – a co-founder of Radical Data – is a statistician and technologist who makes analyses and tools for justice and joy. With an academic background in mathematics, they worked as a freelance statistical consultant leading research projects for organizations such as the United Kingdom’s government, FSC, DEFRA, and Sport England. During this time, they co-founded Radical Data, a collective creating projects at the intersection of data, art, and activism.
They have spoken internationally including at Chicago’s Good Tech Fest, Berlin’s Data Natives, and Amsterdam’s Mozilla Festival. Their open-source software, such as tiddlyroam, has been downloaded tens of thousands of times. As Jobi, they make dance music using code, playing at events such as the Amsterdam Dance Event and Digital Arts Zurich
Updated November 2022
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As their Landecker Action Project, Jo is creating "Comapping," looking at how maps can be used as a tool for democracy. Through running workshops and building open-source software, the project supports communities to use participatory mapping to share who they are, where they live and what's important to them.