• 2 November - 27 November 2015
• four weeks, full-time in Berlin, Germany
• Based in ACUD MACHT NEU Kunsthaus
• Only 6-10 participants accepted
• For pricing info, see FAQ
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
The relationship between data (information) and stories is rich and multi-layered. Now more than ever, questioning the origins of our data and how it is collected is essential to our understanding of it.
With an eye on perception, objectivity, critical thinking, analysis, misinformation and truth, we’ll examine data, and in turn data visualisation, in all its grotesque and beautiful facets, focusing on the finer details of how to pull a story from data and craft it into something meaningful.
Throughout the program, you’ll explore the seen and the unseen. You’ll go from conceptualising to sketching and playing with data, challenging yourself to interact with data in visceral and unconventional ways. You'll learn methods to collect and gather data both off- and online. Once you’ve established your dataset, you'll explore ways to communicate your story using layout and design. You’ll also learn how to take your data into the physical realm, creating objects using 3D printing and lasercutting techniques.
Each participant will have an opportunity to come up with a concept which is meaningful to them. By the second week we'll begin focusing on individual topics and research, learning how to gather and work with data significant to the project you are creating. The program culminates in an exhibition of your work in a final group show.
Whether you’re a designer who longs to integrate data into your work, a seasoned data analyst who wants to communicate data in more engaging and artistic ways, or you’re someone who simply dreams of working in the field of data visualisation and data storytelling and are seeking a creative and in-depth foundation from which to begin, we encourage you to join us!