Antonio Roberts’ artwork focuses on the errors and glitches generated by digital technology. Open source software, free culture and collaborative practices underlie his approach. data.set has been created specifically for Thinking Out Loud. It investigates what happens when we choose to represent social data beyond the confines of a traditional spreadsheet dataset. Roberts worked with UK datasets on digital exclusion and adult internet usage to create the piece. Rather than showing informative data from the sets, he represents their bytes visually, printed directly onto aluminium. Blocks of jewel-like colours replace tabular or text-file formats, offering a different experience of the information.
Software-generated prints on aluminium
Thinking Out Loud
July 2016 - March 2017 at the Open Data Institute
Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. His artwork uses glitch art, hacking and technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices. www.hellocatfood.com