DATA as Art – ART as Data Seminar

Posted on April 2012

DATA as Art – ART as Data Seminar took place on September 20th and 21st 2011

Data is one of the most essential, complex and fascinating aspects of research. Research and data are inseparable and bounded together in multiple ways. However, what is data? Is there a common understanding to what could be perceived as data? What is the relationship between art, design and data? Can art and design be turned into as data? Additionally, how should we treat data so that it would be seen as art? Is it even necessary? What kind of modalities these kinds of approaches might reveal? The seminar invites researchers to discuss data – a topic that is common to all researchers regardless their backgrounds or scientific families. The seminar takes place at the Aalto University School of Art and Design. During the seminar, the theme will be addressed by invited keynote lectures from different perspectives. The questions will be further discussed in parallel paper sessions.