May 18, 2012, 18:00-19:00 Location: Gouvernestraat 133, Rotterdam, NL
Presented by Angela Plohman, Baltan Laboratories and Melinda Sipos, Kitchen Budapest
Baltan Laboratories and Kitchen Budapest are pleased to launch a new joint publication focusing on their recent collaboration called Beyond Data. The two labs brought their different working methodologies and networks together in a series of workshops in which Dutch and Hungarian artists and designers explored new ways of embodying digital data. In addition to extensive documentation of the project and concepts developed during the Beyond Data collaboration, contributions by Attila Bujdosó, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Trevor Hogan and Eva Hornecker, and Attila Nemes have been specially commissioned to reflect on the theme, the open lab as a methodology, and the collaboration between the labs itself.
Beyond Data Lab at Lift12 aims to find new ways of understanding data. We want to go beyond visualization by creating tangible interfaces through which people can get in touch with data. We emphasise the existence and importance of such terms as data physicalisation, data embodiment and datacrafting. Our exploration specifically focuses on different data sources as material to design, transform and learn from. With our workshop at Lift12 we would like to extend our interest and further explore this theme together with the conference participants. We are eager to share our methodology in a clearly different context, confront the above mentioned terms with new territories and learn what people (participants) think about them. We expect new directions to unfold through possible actions, concepts, and rapid prototyping in the framework of the workshop.
We will apply an adjusted, concentrated version of the Beyond Data Lab process that will reflect a number of themes touched upon at Lift12. Physical artifacts from the previous workshops will act as triggers for discussion and further development.
We will be posting images and a report from the workshop on our blog after the event!