Data. It's big. It's everywhere. It's also noisy, messy and often ugly. How do you take this data that surrounds us everyday and turn it into something beautiful; something that provokes reaction and is the catalyst for conversations?
In this workshop, MoMA-exhibited artist and designer Brendan Dawes will show you how to create work that deserves to exist, using data as material, from the desktop to the web and things in-between.
What You'll Learn
- How to start making beautiful things with code,
- How to take CSV files and extract the stories hidden inside,
- How to use Processing and P5.js to make interactive data visualisations,
- How everything is number and how to map those numbers to our world,
- How to work with data on the web,
- How to make things from data in real-time from sources such as Twitter,
- How to deal with large data sets,
- How to make things go from ugly to beautiful,
- How to make useful data tools to use in your work,
- How to even make robotds quickly and cheaply!
Who Is It For?
It's for everyone who has an interest in generative, coded art and design, working with data as a source material. No need for any previous coding skills, just a willingness to learn.
What Hardware/Software Do I Need?
A laptop with Processing installed, free from processing.org, a browser and a text editor such as Sublime or similar.
- 8:30—Doors open, Registration
- 9:00—Introduction & Kick-off
- 11:00—Coffee Break
- 13:30—Afternoon Session
- 15:00—Coffee Break
- 17:00—The End, Networking
Microsoft Technology Center
11 Times Square, 7th Floor
(Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.)
New York, NY, 10036