19 March 2016, 14:00 - 15:30
How can large scientific data sets be transformed so that they become meaningful as knowledge? Artist Annie Cattrell and cultural historian and curator Dr Marius Kwint explore how Big Data informs knowledge through artistic practice and ‘embodiment’.
Annie Cattrell, FRBSS, RSA, is a visual artist and Reader in Fine Art at De Montfort University in Leicester. Recent exhibitions include On the Edge at TAT Museum, at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Periodic Tales at Compton Verney.
Dr Marius Kwint is Reader in Visual Culture at the University of Portsmouth. He has curated a number of significant exhibitions in art and science including Brains: the Mind as Matter with Lucy Shanahan for Wellcome Collection in London in 2012 and revised for MSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in Manchester in 2013. As part of the official collateral programme of the Venice Art Biennale in 2015, he recently co-curated, with Sundaram Tagore, the leading contemporary art exhibition Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us.
The talk will be followed by a demonstration of perceptual tests by Anglia Ruskin University Psychology researchers.