Talks Programme - Public Art, Media Arts & Data
"Whose data?" Exploring the possibilities and issues of using live data
Tuesday 19th July, 6-8.30pm
Join us for an evening of discussion and debate about live data and the issues surrounding its use: who owns live data? How can we access it? How does accessing and understanding it benefit our communities?
• Helen Pritchard: artist and researcher in the field of digital art and innovation. Helen will speak about her practice, particularly the projects ‘Open Orchard’ and ‘Recipe Exchange’. See www.helenpritchard.info
• Angela Morelli: specialist in information design who worked on “the global water footprint of humanity.” See www.angelamorelli.com
• Susanna Stahl & Julie Myers: artists working with KWMC on Whose Data? project.
Reserve your place at www.whosedata.eventbrite.com
What is public art? Who decides where it happens or where it’s placed? This talk unveiled the 12 "instructions" of the Knowle West Public Art Strategy. Local residents shared their thoughts on how the instructions could be realised and the audience heard from the people who developed the Strategy.
"What next?" What does the future hold for media & digital arts in the region? (June 2011)
At this time of difficult decisions and funding cuts for some arts organisations, KWMC asked: what’s next for media and digital arts? Are these terms meaningless words or do they encapsulate distinctive areas of practice? What advice should we give to freelancers and young artists looking to create work?
The panel included Nema El-Nahas (Arts Council England South West), Dr Shawn Sobers (UWE), Phil Shepherd (Somerset Film), Victoria Tillotson (iShed Producer at Watershed) and Carolyn Hassan (KWMC).
For more information contact Rachel: 0117 353 4609 or e-mail rachel.clarke