[ARENA] FW: ARTELEKU Donostia- San sebastian. Call for projects "INFORMATION KINETICS: EGOVIZ"
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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:00:48 +0200
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Subject: ARTELEKU Donostia- San sebastian. Call for projects
"INFORMATION KINETICS: EGOVIZ"
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.
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
INDIVIDUAL AND ENVIRONMENT
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
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
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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