Data intersect study


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    Data Intersect Study is a series of spatial, sonic and visual interventions to get in touch with the scale of big data. Using an old matrix printer for which I have written my own printer driver, I visualize 'found data'. The scale of the data leaks printed on a loud & slow printer can fill a room with just a fraction of what was found. Using algorithms to extract some meaning I look for aesthetics in noisy signals. I amplify this in livecoded (ascii)visuals and live patched modular sound design. I keep adding data sources as I find them and I keep evolving all aspects of the installation that is always tailor made to the space where it is on display creating a new experience for each expo. In the most recent edition I have added AI as a data source.

    Data Driven Dreams

    Below is an impression of the show in Gent where FTI (Flanders Technology & Innovation) hosted the installation at the expo in the Wintercircus

    The scenography of the installation was done by Lucia Mrakovcic

    The installation was called Data Driven Dreams

    Visitors could leave a message by speaking into a telephone, the message was then converted to text on a Raspberry pi

    It was then send to a locally running AI

    and after some conversation with itself

    It would deliver the biggest desire (extracted by an AI dream psychoanalyist) and display it on a screen as well as a dream landscape that blends all previous dreams together as sshown below in the video of more than 500 dreams that were collected.

    Data Intersect Study

    Below is an impression of the show at Faar in Antwerp: Data Intersect Study.

    The expo opens with the intersection of the silkscreened expo poster containing all the names from people with a relationship status ‘single’ on facebook in Antwerp (Riso-print)

    It goes on into a dark space where matrix printed ascii art and eerie sounds fill the space. It is a tiny fraction of the actual found data filling the space.

    “No, I have no Facebook!” Left

    “It’s Complicated” Right + Detail picture

    “data communism” Mid (seen from the backside)

    trilogy, printer ink on chain paper, found data (2022)

    The resulting space is used for a performance with selfbuilt electronics and software using the found data. In this case facebook profile data and peoples AI conversational prompting data used to train AI models. A performance straight from my data lab

    Data intersections lab (Faar Deurne 2022)

    Modular data Lab

    Below is an impression of the show at Ontsteking in Gent.

    This was the first iteration of the project, and part of the group expo "Fragments"

    Modular data Lab (Ontsteking Gent 2021)

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