Data Dialogues: Aaron Koblin in Conversation (Google Data Arts Team)
Presented by José Luis de Vicente, co-curator of Big Bang Data
In collaboration with OFFF Festival
Friday 16th of May. 19:30h
Hall CCCB. Free admission
Aaron Koblin, director of the Data Arts Team at Google, is one of the leading creators on a worldwide level working with data as raw material. A pioneer in visualisation and in the application of crowdsourcing to artistic projects, his work explores the relationship between people and the data that they themselves create. His most famous projects include ideas such as how to convince 10,000 people to draw a sheep, or a forty-metre sculpture that visualises the climate across the entire planet. His interactive music videos for Arcade Fire, Radiohead and Johnny Cash – the first video drawn by thousands of participants – are among the most popular digital projects of recent years. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). Among the numerous prizes a highlight is the recent National Design Award 2014, the most important recognition awarded to designers in the U.S.A.
Image: TED – Aaron Koblin.