Data as Culture 2014  

Punchcard Economy, Sam Meech, 2013. ODI: 3.5 x 0.5m knitted banner, FutureEverything: 5 x 3m knitted banner & knitting machines

Punchcard Economy

Sam Meech

20Hz, Semiconductor, 2011. HD + HD 3D single channel video. 05.00 minutes

20Hz

Semiconductor

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital print on paper

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Weather Gauge, Thomson & Craighead, 2009

Weather Gauge

Thomson & Craighead

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Riitta Oittinen

Re-knitting step by step guide, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital prints on paper

Re-knitting step by step guide

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Forkbomb, Alex McLean, 2001. Perl script computer code with paper output

Forkbomb

Alex McLean

Watching the Watchers, James Bridle, 2013. Multiple mounted colour prints

Watching the Watchers

James Bridle

Corruption, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Corruption

Thomson & Craighead

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding production stills (from an ongoing series)

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds

Dan Hett

Transmission series

Transmission One and Transmission Two

Dan Hett

Metrography, Benedikt Groß & Bertrand Clerc, 2012. Print on aluminium

Metrography

Benedikt Groß and Bertrand Clerc

Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013

Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead

Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008

Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead

Rates for the Job, Sam Meech, 2016. Order form and performative contractual exchange action 

Rates for the Job

Sam Meech

Listening to Shetland Wool, Felicity Ford, 2013. Interactive online aporee sound map

Listening to Shetland Wool

Felicity Ford

The Doffing Misstress Takes a Stroll, David Littler, 2016. Participatory installation. Piano player, paper scores, materials for contribution

The Doffing Mistress Takes a Stroll

David Littler

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, Felicity Ford, 2014. Crowd-funded publication

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

Felicity Ford

Listening to Shetland Wool by Felicity Ford

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Felicity Ford

Fairytale for Sale, Natasha Caruana, 2011

Fairytale for Sale

Natasha Caruana

Re-knitting 'tester' Jumper, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2013. Hacked knitted garment

Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001, Stanza, 2012. Perspex, Arduino, electronic components, internet connection

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001

Stanza

Married Man, Natasha Caruana, 2008

Married Man

Natasha Caruana

Pillars of Hercules, James Brooks, 2014

Pillars of Hercules

James Brooks

Six Years of Mondays, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Six Years of Mondays

Thomson & Craighead

Twenty Thousand Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding image film (from an ongoing series)

Twenty Thousand Seconds

Dan Hett

The Clandestine Purse, Natasha Caruana, 2008

The Clandestine Purse

Natasha Caruana

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1, Ben Garrod, 2012. Paint

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1

Ben Garrod

{poem}.py

{poem}.py

Pip Thornton

Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material

On 25th July 2010, WikiLeaks released the Afghan War Diary, exposing over 91,000 (15,000 withheld) reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. Written by soldiers and officers, ​the data includes ​​intelligence information, ​descriptions of military actions, meetings​ and other information. The entries were analysed by software looking for repeated patterns of events, spatial information, kinds of actors, timings and other factors. While some of the data was interpreted and published by newspapers, the full data set – containing ​​endless permutation of jargon, acronyms and cross-references -​ ​remains mostly inaccessible. Endless War is a video installation ​revealing the real-time processing of this data seen from a series of different analytical points of view: each individual entry, phrase matching between entries and searches for the frequency of terms. It shows how the way war is thought relates to the way it is fought. Both are seen as, potentially endless, computational processes. The algorithmic imaginary of contemporary power meshes with the drawn out failure of imperial adventure.

Endless War, YoHa with Matthew Fuller, 2011. Multiple video projection, customised PC with microphone, speakers, bespoke software