Brendan Dawes on “ Data is Dawesome!” (June 13th, NYC)

Brendan Dawes on “ Data is Dawesome!” (June 13th, NYC)

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, a browser and a text editor such as Sublime or similar.

Workshop Schedule

  • 8:30—Doors open, Registration
  • 9:00—Introduction & Kick-off
  • 11:00—Coffee Break
  • 12:30—Lunch
  • 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

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