The Janssen Commercial Data Sciences
Data + Art Festival
The Data + Art Festival is a one-day event to celebrate data as a medium in art, recognize the importance of art in industry, and break down the barriers of collaboration between data practitioners and artists of all backgrounds.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 festival! Watch the stream here.
We are spending more and more time in the digital world. Alongside digital being comes the need for digital wellbeing. Can we use art to more deeply explore "digital wellbeing" beyond usual suspects like social media consumption and screen time metrics?
Consider submitting artwork—using or related to data—that interprets the "Digital Wellbeing" theme.
We have two submission categories, based on the dataset you use for your work, for a cash prize of $1000 and a spot in our virtual exhibition.
We will also have three runner-ups in each category who will also get spots in our virtual exhibition.
All other artists with accepted submissions will have the opportunity for their work to be hosted on our virtual gallery, as well as to attend the festival as a featured artist.
Digital Body Language is a creative technology experiment... It aims to encourage reflection on the way technology mediates communication and brings attention to the human behind the screen.
Artists: Tore Knudsen, Agnieszka Billewicz and Bianca Di Giovanni, 2018.
"We interact with our computers constantly, touching them more than we touch any person in our lives, and grooming them inside and out. For a month, I recorded all interactions with my phone and fed them into a machine learning system, which then output new, learned gestures. These "hallucinated" movements are awkward yet eerily accurate swipes, taps, and typing based on what my computer has learned from my interactions with it. Presented as an interactive sculpture, these new gestures are enacted by a small robotic arm on the visitor's palm as they sit at a low, altar-like table.
Artist: Jeff Thompson, 2016-2017
The Library of Babel is a place for scholars to do research, for artists and writers to seek inspiration, for anyone with curiosity or a sense of humor to reflect on the weirdness of existence - in short, it's just like any other library. If completed, it would contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be - including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.
Artist: Jonathan Basile, 2015
The submission form is closed.