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Invisible Data Performance: Royal College of Art
Sat, November 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM GMT
Explore the reactions of your body and your mind to two pervasive and invisible datasets – smell and GPS. This participatory workshop draws from historical research on digital subjectivity and identity as well as performative ideas about the body and lived experience. Through recording and communicating two datasets we invite you to question the political and social ramifications of how data visualisations are designed, challenging conventional connections between technology and society. The event is led by Dr Shehnaz Suterwalla, design historian at the Royal College of Art; Kate McLean, a multidisciplinary artist working in visual and olfactory communication, and Christopher Wood, an artist and researcher interested in the ability of technology to mediate and create space in urban environments.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.