The Art of Data

This is the era of pervasive data. NSA data collection, consumer analytics, and billions of sensors remind us that we are being quantified, measured, and analyzed as never before. Just as Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist manipulated the mass consumer imagery of their era, artists today play an essential role in helping us understand and interpret the meaning of big data. Artists also serve as a kind of collective R&D department, creating the visual language of data, and influencing journalism, industry and culture. In this panel we'll hear from Jer Thorpe and R. Luke DuBois, two artists at the forefront of this movement, MOMA's Paolo Antonelli who is leading the museum world in curating the phenomena, and Steven Sacks who's bitforms gallery is a leading destination of new media art. Exhibit: On view in Doerr Hosier Center, lower level. Immediately following the discussion, join the panelists for a tour of the exhibition.

Festival: 2013

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