Data Perception

A workshop at DEAF03.

Data Perception

Data Perception

Mar 2003
13:00 to 18:00
location: V2_Groundfloor, Eendrachtsstraat 10

As we become more immersed in our digital environment, it occurs more significant data can not be seen as neutral entities. A cultural, physical, intellectual, scientific, evolution has been set in motion changing our (digital) perception drastically. This perceptive change is perhaps one of the most subtle yet central questions confronting us today reflecting our immersed behavior in abstract and distributed spaces. A small subset of modalities crucial to our experiences is related to navigation, retrieval and perception. The future mastery (navigation / retrieval / perception) and knitting of these modalities or qualities into a single experience is likely to change our 'data perception', in the larger sense of the word, irrevocably. Data Perception tries to get a grip on some parts of its very diverse impact like 2, 2.5, 3 dimensional environments, dynamic or static information, familiar geometries or abstract topologies, mapping data spaces or assigning metadata. This all together generates a pressing need to exchange ideas and be cognoscente of the role of the artist in questioning, shifting paradigms, and leading the way into new representations and their readings. Data Perception addresses these issues directly by bringing together diverse speakers in data visualisation in a participatory half day workshop. Speakers will present and demonstrate their own project specific requirements and solutions. These solutions have, more often than not, been driven by the nature of the data itself. The participatory nature of the workshop will be set early by giving (non-technical) overviews to current scientific and artistic activity in the field. This workshop aims to foster discussion and exchange among specialists from different disciplines and backgrounds.


Nederlands / Dutch text

Wanneer we ons begeven in digitale omgevingen, wordt duidelijk dat data geen neutrale entiteit vormen: informatiedeeltjes verkrijgen hun betekenis door contextualisatie en visualisatie. De dynamiek van de constant veranderende digitale context heeft een enorme impact op onze beleving. Hoe kunnen we deze steeds veranderende dataomgevingen beheersen en hoe kunnen we de verschillende nieuwe kwaliteiten samenvoegen tot één enkelvoudige ervaring? Kunstenaars kunnen binnen deze problematiek een cruciale rol vervullen door de verschillende aspecten kritisch te bekijken, bestaande paradigma’s te herijken en te zoeken naar nieuwe manieren om data te representeren en te lezen.
De workshop Data Perception probeert vat te krijgen op zaken als multidimensionale omgevingen, statische en dynamische informatie, bekende geometrieën of abstracte topologieën, het in kaart brengen van dataruimten of het toekennen van metadata. Data Perception brengt verschillende mensen samen die onder meer ingaan op de oplossingen die zij gevonden hebben voor problemen rondom datavisualisatie en ­perceptie.

Data Perception: day schedule
March 1st 2003, 13:00 / 1 PM – 17:00 / 5 PM
Location: V2_ groundfloor, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

13:00 - 13:15
Introduction by Julie Tolmie and Anne Nigten

13:15 - 13:30
Visualising Human Dialog and Developing a Probe for Exploring 3D Data Representations
Presentation by Sheelagh Carpendale (CDN)

13:35 - 13:50
The Exploration of Visual Information by Visual Means
Presentation by Ben Schouten (NL)

13:55 - 14:10
Promenade and Demedusator. Navigation in augmented and virtual environments.
Presentation by Márton Fernezelyi and Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák (H)

14:15 - 14: 30
Visualisation, navigation, and mathematical perception: a visual notation for rational numbers
Presentation by Julie Tolmie (CDN)

14:30 - 14:45
Perception of 3-d and 2-d visualizations for virtual environments: Datacloud and Amicitia
Presentation by Brigit Lichtenegger (NL)

14:45 - 15:15
Tea break

15:15 - 16:15
Hands-on sessions and small group exchanges

16:15 - 17:00
Discussion and final brainstorm on data perception moderated by Julie Tolmie and Anne Nigten

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