How do you tell stories with data? In times of abundant flows of Open and Big Data, processing, interpretation and visualisation has become more urgant than ever. For designers and artists, data forms an interesting, dynamic material with which they can visualise social, cultural, political and economic patterns.
How do you tell stories with data? In times of abundant flows of Open and Big Data, processing, interpretation and visualisation has become more urgant than ever. For designers and artists, data forms an interesting, dynamic material with which they can visualise social, cultural, political and economic patterns. That makes data both a research tool and a design product. The result, however, is never neutral, for it is always a question of perspective. Richard Vijgen discusses his practice of data design and his goals. He will also delve into the ‘archive interpretation’ that he made on the basis of the architecture collection held at Het Nieuwe Instituut. This Lecture Night is a collaboration with the Master of Design course at the Willem de Kooning Academy and is part of its series of 'Open Lectures’.
Thursday Night Dinner
Arrive in plenty of time so you can enjoy the Thursday Night Dinner at 6:30 pm with Richard Vijgen and the programme organisers. Drinks are included. Reservations are taken by Eventbrite
Richard Vijgen is an independent designer and programmer. In 2009 he started Studio Richard Vijgen, a design office for contemporary information culture. Vijgen researches new strategies to find ‘big stories in big data’. Although his work is deeply rooted in the digital domain, he always searches for connections with physical and social spaces. His designs, interactive installations and visualisations vary in scale from microscopically small projects to architectural constellations.
Since 2014, Het Nieuwe Instituut has organised so-called ‘archive interpretations’ in which it invites artists, designers and researchers to reflect on the influence and impact of the digital archive in relation to its analogue predecessor, the paper archive. The challenges and potential of digital archiving were explored over a period of two years. Richard Vijgen set the ball rolling with his interpretation.
Read the interview with Richard Vijgen: A Landscape of Boxes, or the Archive as Digital Playground
Students Willem de Kooning
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