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Jill Hubley

How is low-level crime policed throughout NYC?


Using criminal court summonses data, I'm exploring geographic patterns of broken windows policing in New York City. The concept behind the broken windows theory is that maintaining an orderly urban environment and cracking down on low-level crime will deter the advent of more serious crime. In my installation, parachute cords in a multitude of colors hang down, each representing the number of summons issued for a particular violation in one of NYC's 78 police precincts. The colors map to the different violations, which include a wide range of infractions (trespassing, spitting in public, and having an unleashed dog are just a few). Visitors are encouraged to walk through the installation to traverse the city and immerse themselves in the information. Where there are a great number of summonses, the strings will reach the floor; where there are fewer, the strings will hang above the visitors’ heads.

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Jill Hubley

Jill Hubley is an artist, designer and developer living in Brooklyn, New York working on research-driven explorations of the environment and space. Her work seeks to locate and elicit trends and patterns-- those emanating from everyday observation, and those derived from the analysis of data. She uses and mixes a number of media: data visualization, mapping, physical computing, drawing, and so on. She was a Creative Code Fellow at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in 2015, an Artist in the Wilderness with the US Forest Service in 2016, and an environmental artist in residence at The Camargo Foundation in 2017. Her work has been featured in a number of books on data visualization and cartography, and has been covered online by Fast Company, Wired, The Guardian, CityLab, and others. She works as an Associate Creative Director at VSA Partners.