In ReForm, a new franchise from The Creators Project, we meet the artists creating and re-appropriating the latest technologies in various areas of creative expression.
Big data and art are converging in electrifying ways. In our new video, The Creators Project talks to data artists— R. Luke DuBois, Mark Hansen, Jer Thorp, Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg as well as Kate Crawford and Christian Rudder of co-founder of OK Cupid. Their works are designed to explore and better understand the nuances of our everyday lives: How we use search engines, find partners to date, and upload images according to seasons. From Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin’s Moveable Type installation in the New York Times Building, that updates in real time reflecting the newspapers stats and analytics, to Jer Thorp and The Office for Creative Research's Grand Hotel piece in Vancouver, and Fernanda/Martin’s collaborative piece, Wind Map, we take a look inside how these artists are translating the data of our lives into visual works of art.
Thumbnail: Ben Rubin, State Boundaries as Audio Waveforms, 2011