Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material
The Open Data Institute connects, equips and inspires people around the world to innovate with data. ODI’s Data as Culture programme exhibits and commissions artworks, engaging diverse audiences with artists and works that use data as an art material.
We exhibit and commission artworks for our space and for external venues. We have reached over 100,000 people, shown works from 14 artists, and commissioned 6 new pieces. Artworks have included a knitted data discrepancy, a larger-than-life sized electronic sculpture, a semi-sentient vending machine, data collection performances, kinetic objects, and pneumatic machines. The programme is intended to expand in many ways – increasing the partners we work with, engaging larger audiences, broadening our geographic reach, working with more artists, and exploring innovative and exciting ways to use data in creative ways.