Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material
Safwat Saleem is a visual artist, graphic designer and filmmaker. He uses satire and art to bring to light stories of adversity and feels the most at home when making politically-charged satirical art.
His work has used a variety of media, including illustration, writing, animation, audio, film and sculpture. He often combines several media to create multimedia storytelling experiences that get audiences talking – and laughing – about subjects that tend to otherwise make people feel uncomfortable.
In a past life, he was also the founder of Bandbaja, a Pakistani music magazine that promoted the use of modern popular music as a socio-political tool.
He has a penchant for doing voiceovers in his videos for all kinds of silly characters like a bear, sheep, greeting card and a whale to name a few. His work shows regularly in galleries around the U.S. and has been featured in publications such as TED, Wired, BoingBoing and Brainpickings.
He is a TED Senior Fellow and he like pizza (like, a lot).