Can we FEEL Data?
my collaboration with musician Kaki King

preview of the artwork representing Kaki's song, premiered at Design Indaba.

preview of the artwork representing Kaki's song, premiered at Design Indaba.

 

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF AN ONGOING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GORGEOUS MUSICIAN KAKI KING AND MYSELF.

In Order to Listen Better, We Will Teach You How to See:
A Dialogue between 4 hands

 

Our collaboration is a multimedia exploration of the role of data in our lives, and a cl for ata Humanism, in which we reclaim subjectivity on how data is captured and collected, and embrace the subjectivity that invariably comes with how data is represented.

There is a benefit in what hands - and hands only - and a manual approach to observing can bring to the process that computers cannot.

 
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What Kaki and I share is not our field of expertise,  but our hands at work, what we are aiming at doing together, is finding a way to use data to deconstruct and reveal the textures of what makes this music that she plays so beautiful.
To do so we’ve created a visualization that we’d like you to enjoy while Kaki plays:

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We premiered our collaboration at Design Indaba, the video of our performance will be on-line soon. For now enjoy the data-artwork and the music.

The legend to the data artwork

The legend to the data artwork