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Data as Art Presentation at Strata Conference

Many thanks to O’Reilly for producing Strata .  It was an amazing conference.

And many thanks to everyone who attended my session titled “Data as Art.”  I am most grateful for the patience everyone had while I was dealing with A/V challenges.  Trust me, you weren’t nearly as frustrated by that as I was.  I’ve embedded my slides below, but the more interesting thing to check out are the links to many of the pieces that I referenced in my talk. 



Adaptation infographic

Flight Patterns

Funky Forest

High Line Record

Journal of the Collective Me

Listening Post

Living Brushstroke


Night Lights

The Wilderness Downtown


Untitled 5

Speaking at Strata Conference This Week

I’m very honored and excited to be included in the program for the O’Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara this week.  An entire conference focused on data mining and visualizations is ultra-intriguing to say the least.  I just read a blog post that puts the conference into proper perspective by stating “Big data is the new oil

So what am I going to be talking about at Strata?  My session – “Data as Art” – will shine light how digital artists are tapping into massive data repositories and realtime social media to portray information in unique, artistic ways.  Ways that should be considered fine art on the same level as Warhol or Picasso. 

This is a bit of a return to the subject matter I focused on while in graduate school from 2003 to 2005.  My thesis project – Luminance – was an art installation that explored human-computer interaction and live data visualization. 

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