- Data that you can’t handle with conventional tools
- A term used as a vague metaphor for solving problems with data
- A marketing term
- Data derived from people where a person can be distinguished from Aher people in the group
- By someone looking at the data or by the person/organisation that collected it
- Open means anyone can freely access, ( but it’s not the same as ‘shared data’) use, modify and share for any purpose (subject at most, to requirements that presence provenance and openness.
- Available to everyone to access use and share for any purpose, at no cost.
- Free data (no cost) doesn’t mean it’s open data.
Open Data Source:
- UK Government Open Data Portal: https://data.gov.uk/
- ODI: https://certificates.theodi.org/en/
- Open Knowledge Foundation: https://okfn.org/
- Open Weather Map: https://openweathermap.org/api
- TFL: https://api.tfl.gov.uk/
Data as art material:
Operating under the pseudonym 0100101110101101.org, they are counted among the pioneers of the Net Art movement and are renowned for their subversion of public media. They produce art involving the ethical and political issues arising from the inception of the Internet. The work investigates the fabrication of situations, where fact and fiction merge into one.
Ceiling Cat, 2016
Always watching you. It’s cute and scary at the same time, like the internet.
In order to watch the work, viewers are forced into a series of physically awkward and bizarre positions, in a sense taking on the role of performers themselves.
The SKOR Codex is a printed book which will be sent to different locations on earth in the year 2012. It contains binary encoded image and sound files selected to portray the diversity of life and culture at the Foundation for Art and Public Domain (SKOR), and is intended for any intelligent terrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find it. The files are protected from bitrot, software decay and hardware failure via a transformation from magnetic transitions on a disk to ink on paper, safe for centuries. Instructions in a symbolic language explain the origin of the book and indicate how the content is to be decoded. La Société Anonyme noted that “the package will be encountered and the book decoded only if there will be advanced civilizations on earth in the far future. But the launching of this ‘bottle’ into the cosmic ‘ocean’ says something very hopeful about art on this planet.” Thus the record is best seen as a time capsule and a statement rather than an attempt to preserve SKOR for future art historians. The SKOR Codex is a project by La Société Anonyme.
1.8 London, 2016
The work’s title is 1.8, referring to the length of time in microseconds that the earth’s day was shortened as a result of a single physical event, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that emanated from Japan. The sculpture’s form was inspired by data sets of the tsunami’s wave heights rippling across the entire Pacific Ocean. The artwork delves into content related to our complex interdependencies with larger cycles of time and our physical world. The sculpture’s net structure is a physical manifestation of interconnectedness – when any one element moves, every other element is affected.
- Whitechapel Gallery — Electronic Superhighway (1966-2016)
A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.
Homage à Béla Bartók (1978) Silkscreen print after plotter drawing
Exploring the visual possibilities enabled by repetition, rules and procedures, which she would modify very slightly with each iteration of an image, Molnar soon utilised the computer in order to expedite her process.
Deep Face (2015), Acrylic on B&W photograph, mounted on diabond
The series is underpinned by the technological developments in Facebook allowing the use of facial recognition software, with or without user consent.
more information: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/about/blog/top-10-electronic-superhighway/
These are some kinds of data visualisation. Abstract, though.