Collecting Inspiration: 3 Must-See Data Artists & Designers at Eyeo 2017

collects and organizes all kinds of things,
from meticulously sorting digital finds on Google Maps to
tracing the origins of
everything she used, wore, ate or bought on one particular day
in 2013

Her work often pulls objects out of context, aggregating
and arranging something like a set of pools against a neutral
backdrop (as seen above) or taking an entire industrial
complex and carefully stripping
it of its surroundings
 (like the facility below).

On June 26th, she will join an assortment of other unusual,
curious and brilliant creatives — experts in the realms of art,
design, interaction and information — as a speaker at the
annual Eyeo Festival in
Minneapolis, MN

Designer, entrepreneur and artist Nicholas
, creator of the famously detailed and introspective
data visualizations, will be back this year as well to talk
about his recent work. His numerous personal annual
 condense the events of a year into a tapestry
of maps, graphs and statistics.

Artist and programmer Gene Kogan
will bring his interest in “generative systems, artificial
intelligence, and software for creativity and self-expression.”
He has collaborated on various open-source software projects,
working at the “intersection of code, art, and technology

Others include: a smell researcher and artist with a collection
of over 7,000 scents, a designer and software designer pursuing
machine learning and news automation, and dozens of other fascinating
from all over the world.

Eyeo asks: “What data is, where it comes from, and how we
utilize it, looks different than ever before. What can we do
with it all? What can’t we do? Artists, designers and coders
build and bend technology to see what’s possible. What’s next
with interaction, what’s revealed by the data. Eyeo brings
together the most intriguing and exciting people in these
arenas today.” If you haven’t been, this is as good a year as
any to go for the first time — it is a wonderful and unique
experience. Get
tickets here

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