Thomas, Lubi, Parsons, Rachael, & Sang, Ashlee (2013) Datascape. [Exhibition/Event]

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"Contemporary society is in the midst of the boundless generation and collection of data, data that is produced from almost any measurable act. Be it weather or transport data sets published by government agencies, or the individual and interpersonal data generated by our digital interactions; a server somewhere is collating. With the rise of this digital data phenomenon comes questions of comprehension, purpose, ownership and translation. Without mediation digital data is an immense abstract list of text and numbers and in this abstracted form data sets become detached from the circumstances of their creation. Artists and digital creatives are building works from these constantly evolving data sets to develop a discourse that investigates, appropriates, reveals and reflects upon the society and environment that generates this medium. Datascape presents a range of works that use data as building blocks to facilitate connections and understanding around a range of personal, social and worldly issues. The exhibition is concerned with creating an opportunity for experiential discovery through engaging with work from some of the world’s prominent creatives in this field of practice. Utilising three thematic lenses: Generative Currents, the Anti-Sublime and the Human Context, the works offer a variety of pathways to traverse the Datascape.

Lubi Thomas and Rachael Parsons, QUT Creative Industries Precinct"

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ID Code: 76413
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Senior Curator Digital Media
  • Lubi Thomas
Exhibitions Officer
  • Rachael Parsons
Intern Assistant Curator
  • Ashlee Sang
Public Programs Curator
  • Courtney Coombs
  • Christopher Baker, R. Luke DuBois, Jonathan Harris, Sep Kamvar, Norimichi Hirakawa,
  • Aaron Koblin, Golan Levin, Kamal Nigam, Jonathan Feinberg, Jordan Lane, Nathalie Miebach,
  • Mitchell Whitelaw, Martin Wattenberg, Fernanda Viégas
Funders: Creative Industries Precinct, Baulderstone
Material: Data (Medium) Exhibition and Performance
Publisher: QUT Precincts
Location: From date: To date:
The Block, Creative Industries Precincts, Queensland University of Technology 2013-04-16 2013-04-26
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Data, Curation, Datascape, Building Blocks for Creative Practice
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Electronic Media Art (190203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of International and Development
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Queensland University of Technology. All images and text reproduced by permission.
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2014 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 04:46

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