Data Arts

An investigation into emerging approaches to visualising, interpreting and using data.
Data Arts explores new ways of seeing and how the data dimension can change the ways we live, play and create. Designers and artists visualise the invisible layer of complex data that surrounds our daily lives, making data come alive. They amplify our ability to understand beyond the range of our senses and nurture new insights into the invisible infrastructures that make up our world.

Data is the evidence, the trace of everything that has past, a slice of time which once was, and it is changing our future.

Project Team

HemmentHemment Drew Hemment Art Curation, Open Data, Social Technologies, Smart Cities, Digital Innovation
CoultonCoulton Paul Coulton Speculative Design, Design Fiction, Game Design, Design as Rhetoric, Research through Design, Design Futures, Play, Toys

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Big Data Art

Big Data Art

How do you visulaise 2.5 billion calls and text messages exchanged between 5 million users?

As an output from some research using supplied as part of the Orange Data For Development Challenge we created a novel 3D printed representation of the data. The data itself relates to Orange phones...Read full update

Olympics Data Visualisation RND

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Olympics Data Visualisation RND

Drew Hemment has been commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad in the Northwest to lead an RND project on the potential for data visualisation for London 2012. Millions of mouse clicks and thumb prints will generate a huge volume of data. Data is the material for datavisualisation artists, who sculpt,...More information

The Data Dimension at FutureEverything 2011

Articleby Drew Hemment, Kevin Smith
The Data Dimension at FutureEverything 2011

This article was published on Rhizome.org in May 2011 read article. ...Read full article

The Data Dimension

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The Data Dimension

The Data Dimension exhibition at FutureEverything 2011 (Manchester, UK) featured a diversity of design and art projects which gesture towards a data-driven culture.  ...More information

Data Visualisations selected by Aaron Koblin

Data Visualisations selected by Aaron Koblin

A selection of leading edge data visualisations by Aaron Koblin, presented as a part of the Serendipity City exhibition at FutureEverything 2010

We live our lives surrounded by data.  ...Read full update

Prime Numerics data visualisation by Sosolimited

Prime Numerics data visualisation by Sosolimited

A live data visualisation by USA design group Sosolimited that remixes in realtime the 2010 UK election TV debate, curated by Drew Hemment.

The 2010 UK election TV debate featuring Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg was remixed in realtime in a datavisualisation artwork presented to a...Read full update

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