We Need Us

Julie Freeman 2014 - present day

We Need Us is an online artwork made with live data, animation and sound. Instead of attempting to make sense of this data, this project investigates the unique properties of the data itself through abstract forms. Read the curators statement.



Online animation, audio, open data


Datos como cultura: Cartegena Data Festival
April 2015 – at the Overseas Development Initiative's Cartegena Data Festival, Columbia

We Need Us
June 2014 – ongoing, online at http://weneedus.org

Data Types

Anonymised, Live, Metadata, Open, Real-time, Retrieved, Social, Temporal

About the Artist

Through her practice Julie Freeman translates complex processes and data from natural sources into kinetic sculptures, physical objects, images, sound compositions, animations, VR & AR,  questioning the use of data and digital technology in how we…
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