[ARENA] FW: ARTELEKU Donostia- San sebastian. Call for projects "INFORMATION KINETICS: EGOVIZ"

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Subject:  ARTELEKU Donostia- San sebastian. Call for projects  


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/), ?ngela Zoss http:// 


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  


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  

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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