Lesson 2 with Nick and Ross

Today we discussed more what the project actually was about and how we would be going about it. We were also should several artists who all used data visualisation in their work.

  • Katie Paterson

An artist who created a sculpture using sections from every single tree on earth. She also translated Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata into Morse code and reflected it off the moon. Sections of the music were lost by the time it was returned and Paterson had a piano play the returned music.

  • Addie Wagenknecht

Wagenknecht has programmed robots and drones to create art, like painting.

  • Laurie Frick

Frick does a lot of work to do with sleep, and the sleep patterns people have.

  • David Mccandles

Mccandless is a designer who does a lot of work with infographics and data visualisation. Whereas some of the artists above have more scientific backgrounds, Mccandless is purely design oriented but is very invested in data and information. His website is even called ‘Information is Beautiful’.

I was quite interested in Laurie Frick’s work about sleep and how it affects people’s moods. So I’ve decided to do a similar subject, laziness and procrastination. So far it’s only an idea and I have no idea how I’m going to collect this data or present it. So those ideas will have to come over the next few weeks.

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