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<nettime-ann> ARTELEKU Donostia- San sebastian. Call for projects "INFORMATION KINETICS: EGOVIZ"





Direction: BESTIARIO (Santiago Ortiz, Miguel Cardoso, Tiago Henriques)

Dates: 10th to 22th August.

Receipt of projects: 5th july. Collaborators, until 3rd August.

Selection of 8 projetcs: publication of the summary on the web.

Photograph: BESTIARIO.

Participants: Manuel Lima (www.mslima.com/, www.visualcomplexity.com), Fabien Girardin (http://www.girardin.org/fabien/), Marcos Weskamp (www.marumushi.com/), Ángela Zoss http://ivl.slis.indiana.edu/).





The objective of this workshop is to connect scientific vision with artistic _expression_ via the visualisation of data. In present-day society we live with an overabundance of information. However, obtaining meaningful analysis or relevant reflection can be an especially hard task. Organising information, offering different perspectives, encouraging analysis or bringing that which seemed hidden to light, with the aim of catalysing meaningful reflection are tasks often faced by the artist, at times in the guise of a private investigator and at others armed only with intuition. It seems appropriate, therefore, to provide conceptual and technical tools that enable the artist to tackle their investigations from other perspectives.






Data visualization workshop.

Historically, art and science share an interest for the study and representation of the individual and the environment. The relationship between individual and environment is less evident for both art and science, but it is equally important. Over the last few decades, in which the concepts of network and relationship have become relevant, there have been changes of vision and paradigm both in art and science with respect to interchanges in information in various scales, between the parts and the whole.


The visualization of information requires data, evidently. It is not, however, so obvious where to find them. We know –this is true- that there is an increasing amount of stored (and circulating) information about people, their relationships, and their local and global environments. Such data correspond to measurements or activities that leave a trace. The amount of information stored through both channels increases exponentially. The interest in reading such data without being overwhelmed by them has promoted a discipline that is situated in the barycentre of art, science and technology: the visualization of information.


In this workshop projects will be set up which work with individual and environment-related data that fit into some of the following groups:


Visualization of information on individuals

(egoviz, in the case that a person presents his/her own information)

In our technologised culture, an individual produces information and leaves digital traces in the Internet, in their own and other computers, and in many other devices. In ever more everyday cases, and thanks to web2.0 services, a person may have digitalised information on his/her network of friends, travel, his/her reading, beliefs, astral charts, multiple conversations, states of morale and all of that even updated on a daily basis, and even technical data related with his/her health...


See: http://flowingdata.com/category/self-surveillance/ and




Visualization of information on environments

States and companies have big-scale information on and there is growing pressure for such data to be made public. Manuel Lima comments on the importance of the visualization of information on environment-related data:




Visualization of information on relationships between individuals and environment

The fundamental challenge of this workshop is to find ideas for projects of visualisation of the relationship between the individual and the environment, and reflect on how to find data of this kind. Probably possibilities may arise as a result of mixing projects focussed exclusively to the individual or to the environment.


Representing the relationship between people and what surrounds us is of considerable political importance because it informs us on how the environment affects the individual, and contributes to identifying strategies for these alterations to become positive.



There will be a series of open lectures:

August 12th, 19:00h. Angela Zoss.

August 17th, 19:00h. Marcos Weskamp.

August 19th, 19:00h. Fabian Girarden.

August 22th, 12:00h. Manuel Lima.

19:00h Opening of the exhibition



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