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Data & Society Research Institute

36 West 20th Street

New York, NY 10011

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Data & Society Research Institute invites technology-influenced artists, designers, curators, critics, and academics to a special "Whiskey Wednesday" reception celebrating our artist community.

Organizers include D&S Design Lead Angie Waller, Artist-in-Residence Ingrid Burrington, 2016-2017 Fellow Tega Brain, and Affiliates Mimi Onuoha and Surya Mattu .

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

When: Wednesday, May 31st from 5pm-7pm

Where: Data & Society Research Institute: 36 West 20th St. 11th Floor | New York, NY 10011


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Tega Brain is a fellow at Data and Society NYC and is an Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase. Tega Brain makes eccentric engineering, work that intersects art, ecology & engineering. Her work takes the form of site specific public works, dysfunctional devices, experimental infrastructures and information systems. http://tegabrain.com

Ingrid Burrington is an artist who writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both. You can see her current collaboration with Josh Begley and Seth Freed Wessler about prison infrastructures at the Ace Hotel (https://rhizome.org/editorial/2017/apr/05/to-serve-the-national-interest) or see more of her work at http://lifewinning.com.

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer critical of the public perception and access to wireless spectrums. He develops empowering open source tools to investigate how data is leaked and exploited in order to better direct cultural conversations surrounding these invisible yet powerful networks. http://www.suryamattu.com

Mimi Onuoha is an artist and researcher using data and code to explore new forms of storytelling, social critique, and interaction. Currently she is combining ethnographic research methods with emerging data practices to investigate missing datasets as opportunities for grassroots data collection. http://mimionuoha.com/

Angie Waller is an artist and designer. She is responsible for Data & Society’s web development initiatives and video/podcast production for Databites. In addition, she collaborates with fellows and researchers designing websites, information graphics and publications. Angie’s personal projects delve into datamining partisan music tastes, algorithmic art history and hyperlocal romance novels. She previously taught information design and video at Parsons School of Design. Angie received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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