Sunday, May 29, 2011

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] Boundaries

On 30/05/11 4:24 AM, "" <> wrote:
> Good point. I think the fascinating thing is the larger gestalt


You're not kidding about the larger gestalt! Just in the past couple of
months arts/culture orgs including Future Everything, Eyebeam and MediaLab
Prado, have presented some really exciting projects around data.

Here at ANAT in Australia we've been developing 'ECHOLOGY: making sense of
data', which will take place from 2011-13. Kicking off with a travelling
seminar in November, the project is especially interested in data
representations that move beyond the screen and play to the fuller suite of
senses, embracing sound, light, kinetics, materials (water, sand, gas, fire,
etc) in their realisation.

We're not quite at launch stage, but I thought yasminers might be interested
in what we're planning, so I've included a brief overview below.. If you'd
like to know more, please get in touch.


ECHOLOGY: making sense of data

The 21st Century is an era of pervasive and ever-increasing data collection;
it tracks who we are, what we do and how we live our lives ­ in effect
creating a complex, connected universe of information-based ecologies.
Alongside this, there has been a rapid proliferation of proprietary and open
source publication and aggregation tools, enabling critical and creative
approaches to data representation well beyond the intent and scope of those
involved in its collection.

Presented by the Australian Network of Art & Technology (ANAT) and Carbon
Arts, ECHOLOGY: making sense of data introduces artists and other creative
types to the use of real-time data in the production of artworks for the
public realm ­ bringing these abstract information ecologies into our more
grounded, local spaces. We are especially interested in approaches that
embrace new ways of representing data through the use of sound, kinetics,
materials (water, sand, plants) and light.

2011: Travelling roadshow featuring Julie Freeman, Usman Haque, Joyce
Hinterding, Geo Homsy, Natalie Jeremijenko and DV Rogers.
2012: Site identification, call for proposals, development lab
2013: Production, unveiling at ISEA2013 (hosted by ANAT in Sydney).

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