Talk Series: Artists Using Data | Spring 2019

March 8th - April 12th, 2019


Talk #1: Messiness, Clutter, and Revelation

Featuring Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg

Friday, March 8, 10:30 AM


As technologists we ask: Can visualization help people think collectively and move us beyond numbers into the realm of words and images and never-before-told stories? As artists we seek the joy of revelation. We will work through a series of visualizations, detailing how the very texture and rich- ness of the data leads to revelations of new truths.


Talk #2: What Is Missing Is Still There: On AI, Missing Data, and Identity

Featuring Mimi Onuoha

Friday, March 15, 10:30 AM


We live now in a time of artificial intelligence, a time when more data is being collected than ever before. For the world to make sense to computers, it must first be converted into data. But what happens to those sites and people who don’t fit the systems? This talk is about power and information, and the ways in which we are differently represented, classified, and forgotten.


Talk #3: I would Prefer Not to Include My Name

Featuring Eva and Franco Mattes

Friday, March 29, 10:30 AM


The aforementioned couple has continually made work that responds to and dissects the contem- porary networked condition, always approaching the ethics and politics of life online with a darkly humorous edge. Throughout the discussion, they will explore how what is concealed is often what matters most.


Talk #4: The Compulsive Programmer

Featuring Daniel Temkin

Friday, April 12, 10:30 AM 


Daniel Temkin applies unusual interpretive systems to raw data to explore our anxiety-ridden rela- tionship with logic. He makes images using only sound algorithms to shape them, develops pro- gramming languages the coder can't fully control, and uses organic forms like trees to reorganize visual information.



Sponsored by the Collaboratory Fellows Fund. This Artists Using Data series is curated by Miya Masaoka, Associate Professor and Director of the Sound Art program. For more info:


Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Rm 101, Prentis Hall
632 W 125th St.