You are here: Netfilmmakers Exhibitions Private Bits

PRIVATE BITS - [Personal Data Exposed]

PRIVATE BITS

by Annette Finnsdottir last modified Dec 30, 2013 11:06 PM
Netfilmmakers' 20.th exhibtion "Private Bits" invites artists to explore themselves through data visualization.
The data cloud is growing at higher rates everyday. It can be regarded as a new kind of shared long term memory of modern humanity, consisting of networked databases hidden in cooled basements.

We strap on goggles in the shape of search engines and pick out particles of information from the cloud. The goggles provide a narrow angle of view and in effect functions more like horse blinds. Behind us sits the coachman in the shape of corporate directors, pulling our head in the direction of the highest bidder. In order to truly benefit from this new kind of shared memory, we must acquire the skill to construct our own digital optics. This skill is called data visualisation and it can be used to crystallise areas of the cloud into concrete form, visible to the eye.

With the theme "private bits" the artists of this season at netfilmmakers are asked to explore themselves through data visualization. Instead of trying to construct a macro scope to grasp the totality of the cloud, they will build microscopes and zoom in on patterns in their own lives. They will mine existing data or sample new data from their everyday actions. Through free experimentation with the material they will hopefully make findings that illuminate otherwise invisible habits that they may or may not share with rest of the modern world. What findings they choose to share and how they chose to present them is completely up to them. .

Document Actions
BookmarkBookmark / Share
Artist Talk

Artist Talk

Artist Talk at the Mezzanin Kunsthal Charlottenborg, CPH

Read More…

THE WHOLE MONTH CATALOG

THE WHOLE MONTH CATALOG

"The Whole Month Catalog" by Tim Knapen, 2010. An artwork commissioned by Netfilmmakers for the 20.th online exhibition "Private Bits [Personal Data Exposed]" curated by Carl Emil Carlsen

Read More…

MUSE

MUSE

MUSE by FIELD (DE), 2010 Datavisualisation in Processing: sources from Evernote, Google Reader, Flickr, their blog etc

Read More…

THINKING - Artist Talk

THINKING - Artist Talk

Peter Koraca (SL) presents his work "Thinking" in this short video.

Read More…

THINKING

THINKING

"Thinking" by Peter Koraca (SL), 2010. The self generative movie of personal experience of a ten minutes shamatha — meditation session. Sound is processed from everyday objects.

Read More…