Today, we had an exhibition and workshop around the performing data project in which work, all of which I’ve been involved in to some degree by Brendan Walker, Rachel Jacobs, Di Wiltshire, Caroline Locke and Richard Ramchurn was exhibited and discussed. We then let a bunch of makers loose on the data to see what they’d come up with. the results were little short of fantastic.
The concept of Performing Data has emerged from multi-disciplinary engagements between artists, social scientists and technologists. Through performance data is revealed to people in various material and embodied ways, sometimes slowly, sometimes, as if live, sometimes in tangible forms, and sometimes by requiring them to enact being sensors.