Archive for November, 2020

Artists Talks.The Emergent City. Artistic explorations of the control and the ethics of data.

November 17th, 2020

I am giving some artists talks.

1: NTNU ARTISTIC RESEARCH WEEK NORWAY. 12 October 2020 11:00 – 15:00.

2: MFT LABS Portugal 2020 15 October 2020 9:00pm

3: Monash University Tuesday 10th November, 6.30pm-8.00pm (this will be 7.30am-9.00am GMT – early start!) With Prof Jon McCormack physicist Nina Rajcic and Alon Ilsar.

4: UNESCO 12 December 2020. Keynote speech. Then separate panel discussion with Derek Woodgate of The Futures Lab. This will include: Brian Margerko, Director, The Expressive Machinery Lab at Georgia Tech Elizabeth Strickler, Prof. Creative Media Industries Institute.  Nevena Ackovska.    Assistant Professor  Faculty of Computer Science and engineering. 

The Emergent City. Artistic explorations of the control and the ethics of data.

The landscape Stanza focuses on has become an observable connection of the monitored network of real time information flows, and the artworks created reflect this. The technologies incorporated in his digital artworks can include, custom made sensors, networked cameras, robotics, and computers.

Stanza presents a series of digital artworks using real-time data systems, surveillance systems and smart cities city (IoT)  technologies. It is the spaces we inhabit, the landscape, the city, and the world that are ultimately being networked with technology that can parse data informing us where we are and what is happening in the environment at any given point in time. The artworks represent the real-time conditions of the city allowing critical reflection of the real-time city thus creating a dialectic about the social and political undercurrents embedded by unfolding the real-time city through analysis of data and information.

Underpinning these artworks are a whole series of potential problems about observation, surveillance, and the ethics of the control space (controlled by machines). By researching surveillance systems, tracking software, sensors networks as a practitioner at any given time, the artistic outputs created demonstrate a concurrent understanding about the social and ethical implications of such technologies, both in artworks as well as public domain space.