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Big Data & Computational Art

Enrico Zimuel
February 18, 2015

Big Data & Computational Art

This is an introduction talk about the usage of Big Data in computational art. I did this short talk during the DataBeers meeting in Turin (Italy), 17th Feb. 2015, http://databeerstorino.tumblr.com/

Enrico Zimuel

February 18, 2015

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  1. Big Data & Computational Art by Enrico “Catodo” Zimuel 17th

    February - Turin (Italy)
  2. About me • Enrico Zimuel, aka Catodo • Computational artist

    and software engineer from Turin • BIG DIVER 2013 • International speaker about creative coding and web programming • Co-author of “PHP Best Practices” and “Javascript Best Practices” books (in Italian) by FAG Edizioni Milano • Published some music projects with Kutmusic Records • For more information www.catodo.net
  3. Is it possible to make art using Big Data?

  4. Big Data Data visualization ?

  5. Computational Art • Computer Art / Digital Art / Electronic

    Art • Creative coding • Generative Art • Software Art • Net.art • Computer music / Generative music • Data Visualization / Information Visualization / Information Aesthetics
  6. None
  7. Some examples of computational art & Big Data

  8. Listening Post, Mark Hansen + Ben Rubin, 2002-8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns4Nm4G1l_g

  9. We Feel Fine, Jonathan Harris, 2006

  10. datamatics, Ryoji Ikeda, 2006/8 https://vimeo.com/62242278

  11. Hope/Crisis, Jer Thorp, 2010 http://blog.blprnt.com/

  12. (x)tree, Agnes Chavez & Alessandro Saccoia’s, 2012 http://www.agneschavez.com/xtrees/series

  13. Golem (map), Jason Salavon, 2014 http://www.salavon.com/work/golem-map/

  14. The Internet Map, Feb. 2015 http://internet-map.net/

  15. One of mine art project: TweetJukeBox

  16. TweetJukeBox, Catodo, 2012 http://www.catodo.net/tweetjukebox/

  17. How it works • Send a tweet with a song

    title, an artist name, a piece of lyrics, whatever, with the hashtag #tweetjukebox • The tweetjukebox will search the song on Youtube and play the audio in few seconds • Try now!
  18. Some references • R. Klanten, N. Bourquin, S. Ehmann, F.

    van Heerden, T. Tissot, Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design , Die Gestalten Verlag 2008 • R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, T. Tissot, N. Bourquin, Data Flow 2: Visualising Information in Graphic Design , Die Gestalten Verlag 2010 • David McCandless, Information is Beautiful, Collins 2012 • Oliver Franklin, Eye-to-eye with Jason Salavon’s algorithm-produced art , WIRED, 2014 • Nicola Triscott, Art in the age of “big data”, 2012 • Charlie Stephens, Media Artists Use Art to Expose Real Truths Behind Big Data , PSFK 2015 • Lev Manovich, Data Visualization and Computational Art History, Software Studies Initiative, Visual Art Department, UCSD, 2012 • Phil Johnson, The art of Big Data, IT World, 2012 • Narasu Rebbapragada, The art of numbers: Who knew Big Data could look so cool?, TechHive, 2013
  19. Thanks! Contacts: www.catodo.net @iamcatodo Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International