Data Visualization

Vertiginous Data

MMCA Seoul presented Vertiginous Data, an acclaimed international exhibition of media art. Playing upon the myriad ways in which data is classified and systematized the participating artists share their sharp insights and vision of our rapidly changing society and culture.... READ MORE...

Anatomy of an AI system

Simone Broglia introduces the project Anatomy of an AI, a study which consists of two parts: a big map 2x5 meters, exposed at the Victoria-Albert Museum in London into the artificial intelligence area, and an essay available online and in free download. As the title states, the study aims to analyze in depth artificial intelligence, breaking it down and highlighting the link that exists with the real world, that of matter, production, work, exploitation.... READ MORE...

The Numerical Self: a step inside Flora Miranda future fashion

Self-optimisation and self-tracking have been around for quite a while; as Deborah Lupton noticed, the “Quantified Self Movement” is not only as a practice of self-improvement, but also an extension of memory in computerised form. Flora Miranda translates data and the whole idea of an immaterial body into 3D printed garments, offering a step inside the future through fashion and addressing the idea of becoming eternal online.... READ MORE...

Ryoichi Kurokawa. al-jabr (algebra)

al-jabr (algebra) è la prima mostra personale in un'istituzione Italiana dell’artista giapponese Ryoichi Kurokawa, che inaugura venerdì 14 settembre 2018 alla Galleria Civica di Modena. A cura di NODE – festival internazionale di musica elettronica e live media che si svolgerà a Modena dal 14 al 17 novembre 2018... READ MORE...

“Biorhythmic drawing”: gathering data from the body

Images of the internal body are generated by technologies from the interaction of sound waves, electrons or magnetic waves allow us to “see” into a living and consequently modifiable and fully controllable body. In Biorhythmic drawing, artist Daksha Patel explores the ways in which data captured from the human body is visualised, seen and perceived.... READ MORE...

Across & Beyond: Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions

This collection of essays has been conceived and developed by Transmediale festival in Berlin in occasion of its 30th anniversary, and gathers contributions and essays by international theorists and media artists to provide the audience with a critical approach to the so called "post-digital landscape" also representing a further theoretical exploration of themes reflected in the last festival edition.... READ MORE...

Otherly Space / Knowledge

In this present world, every type of knowledge is being converted into data, establishing an "Otherly Space" in the face of a technological platform that seeks unification, that runs parallel to the physical world. An upcoming exhibition at Asia Culture Center includes a variety of projects all tackling questions of space and knowledge-creation, visualization, and social data.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 2

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 1

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

The Glass Room

Ongoing in London a pop-up exhibition which - through artworks, speculative projects, interactive videos, animations and activist projects, puts big data on display to make them more tanglible and less abstract, helping the public to make informed choices about their digital self. The show is curated by Tactical Technology Collective and presented by Mozilla.... READ MORE...

The material concretization of scientific principles

Some designers and artists have the purpose of translating scientific principles connected to the relationship between artificial and biological through 3D objects, that can be used as material “concretizations” which crystallize phenomena and knowledges. An example is represented by the customized jewels resulted from parametric generation started from the DNA.... READ MORE...

Divine revenance. David Bowen’s Spacejunk

Watching David Bowen’s Spacejunk, you can’t help but feel a certain religious piety has formed in the gallery space. The 50 twigs, controlled by servo motors and mounted on thin but tall metal plinths, raise their arms in supplication, as space debris rises above the horizon.... READ MORE...

Graphical Abstracts: the visualization of science

The focus on operational modes of design understood as project attitude for problem solving and innovation in economic and marketing fields, translated as design thinking, is starting to spread also in scientific environments. Design can show science directions on how be present in new fields of activity, propose new themes answering the needs of society and the market, or stimulate the “creative capacity” of science.... READ MORE...

Christina McPhee, the Political-Aesthetics of Nature

Christina McPhee with different media, spanning from video and digital technologies, to drawing, painting, and photography. Her works are stunning, intricate and abstract figures in which the artist combines both digital and traditional techniques in order to give a visual representation of her ideas, experiences, and her strong engagement with nature and its processes of creation and destruction.... READ MORE...

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