Talk: Invited to talk at TECHnique Create Hub, IBM, London.

A few weeks back now,  TECHnique Create Hub asked if I would give a talk at  IBM’s Head office, Southbank, London about ‘city data’ and how, as an artist, I have used data sets in my work and the importance of involving the public in my work in some way.   The talk was focused around an art piece commissioned by Quay Arts gallery on the Isle of Wight earlier this year but is now installed at IMB’s head office of the Southbank. London.  If you would like to know more about the piece itself then I wrote something about it here.

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Before the talk I met with various members of IBM IX team and we chatted about how artists and the work they produce can often help explain concepts more easily than verbal or written communication can. Hopefully our informal chat will lead to further talks with them.  Andy Stanford Clark whom I collaborated with on the project also talked,  as too did artist Marcin Ignac.  Although the focus of his talk was on the work he did for TFL I was familiar with a work he produced called  Tatelets an artwork based on data-sets generated from Tate Modern’s collection project so  worth looking at if you want to see some great data visualization.  

 

Clockwise from top left: Samuel Fry, Marcin Ignac, Dd Davies, Andy Stanford-Clark

Clockwise from top left: Samuel Fry, Marcin Ignac, Dd Davies, Andy Stanford-Clark

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Promotion: Talk on my work on 'city data'

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Come see me talk about Ferry Lights, an interactive sculpture that visualises a communities data on the Isle of Wight, UK.

Description

How are artists using live data feeds of cities to create art? Find out at the latest TECHnique talk.

Our cities are increasingly becoming digitised. From London's Oyster Cards, to self-service checkouts and social methods of engaging with government the ways that we are engaging with our cities is changing. Plus, with every transaction a data trail is created, ready for someone to use.

At TECHnique, 3 artists from different fields will tell their stories, explain their choices and the lessons that they have learned when creating digital art linked to cities.
Schedule
6pm - Arrival
6.20pm - Marcin Ignac, Variable.io
6.40pm - Dd Davies
7.00pm - Andy Stanford-Clark
7.30pm - Ends

Date and Time: Wed 18 July 2018, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Location: Fleming Room, Client Centre, IBM, 76/78 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PZ

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