Critical Data Aesthetics: Thesis Guide

This doctoral project responds to the aesthetic representation of data in multiple cultural contexts, arguing that a critical exploration of these aesthetics is necessary and needs to be elaborated. In this thesis, this is undertaken through three works produced across the duration of this project:

Breathing Mephitic Air, an installation that aestheticises air pollution data (exhibited at Somerset House, London).

Ground Resistance, an installation that explored data and representation in a smart city system (exhibited at Milton Keynes International Festival 2016).

The Dark Age of Connectionism: Captivity, a sound installation that centered upon the opacity of the Amazon Echo (exhibited at Haunted Machines/Impakt Festival, Utrecht).

Please click the above links for a brief description of each work, along with documentation video and images.  Additional media for each work can be found in the portfolio submission USB drive.