Pratt Manhattan Center, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY, room 213, adjacent to the gallery
In conjunction with the exhibition You Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping which presents data-based maps of NYC, by artists and information designers, that address an increasingly relevant question: in what forms can data visualization become art, and how can artists make data visible? Curated by Katharine Harmon, author of You Are Here–NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, with Jessie Braden.
ils ont tous des choses à dire sur le carrefour data, carto, design, info, le comment, le pourquoi, la notion d’art dans tout ça. Ca ratisse large et ça peut aller profond. Les deux super bons clients sont le canadien Jer Thorp et la tête sur pattes du MIT, Sarah Williams. Ekene Ijeoma a des interventions dans une veine plus poétique et Doug McCune est intéressant, dans la mesure où il vient d’un monde de data pur et apprend mnt à couler des statues en bronze.
I’m an Oakland artist who embraces data exploration and map making in an attempt to come to terms with the chaos of urban environments. I experiment heavily with 3D printing and laser cutting to bring digital forms into physical space. I’m a programmer by trade, an amateur cartographer, and a big believer in using data to understand the world.
is a Nigerian–American artist, designer, fellow at The Kennedy Center and Urban Design Forum and visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Data & Art Miscellanea from Jer Thorp
When text becomes data it opens up a phenomenal amount of possibility for insight and creative exploration. The problem is that most Natural Language Processing (NPL) tools are hard to use unless you have a good foundation in programming to begin with. We use a lot of NLP in our work at The Office for Creative Research and I’ve often wondered what it would mean to make a language tool designed for open-ended exploration.
He’s featured in GOOD’s GOOD 100 "tackling pressing global issues,” Adweek’s Creative 100 “visual artist whose imagination and intellect will inspire you,” and GDUSA’s People to Watch “who embody the spirit of the creative community.”
is currently an Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning. She also is Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. The Civic Data Design Lab works with data, maps, and mobile technologies to develop interactive design and communication strategies that expose urban policy issues to broader audiences.