I love the title "Echology". echo/ecology=data and even feedback loop
It sounds fascinating and very timely. I have studied meteorology and
climatology since I was a little kid and Australia in the last year has
had some wild events. Yassi comes to mind first, but also the unusual
inland flooding both in the east and in the west central dry regions that
had a temporary lake. The effects of La Nina and arguably climate change
have been immense and wide ranging to the extreme there. As I write we are
expecting a storm in a few days to bring up to 2 inches of rain in parts
of northern california which is unheard of in June (some all time records
are .89 inches down to near a trace).
I would love to know what you and other yasminers think of data and how it
is timely in relation to larger issues and concerns. I think right away
of archiving and older platforms and hardware as well as the work being
down by the Buckminster Fuller Insitute and the recent challenge winners
among a wide array of ecological and semiotic concerns around data and
> On 30/05/11 4:24 AM, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> 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
> senses, embracing sound, light, kinetics, materials (water, sand, gas,
> etc) in their realisation.
> We're not quite at launch stage, but I thought yasminers might be
> 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
> 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
> source publication and aggregation tools, enabling critical and creative
> approaches to data representation well beyond the intent and scope of
> 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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