Data cuisine: exploring food as a means of communication and information expression.

Data cuisine: exploring food as a means of communication and information expression.

Thu, Jun 23, 2016-Fri, Jun 24, 2016 All day event
Thu, Jun 23, 2016-Fri, Jun 24, 2016
All day event

A two-day workshop led by prozessagenten’s Moritz Stefaner & Susanne Jaschko. These two artists will team up with a local chef and together with the workshop participants try to find novel dishes which can represent locally relevant data in a meaningful, intriguing way. The workshop will be open for registration soon, please submit expressions of interest for participation here.

This workshop is being organized in collaboration with the Indexical Design symposium, hosted by Northeastern’s MFA Information Design and Visualization

More information: http://www.northeastern.edu/visualization/events/data-cuisine/

About prozessagenten: process by art & design
Based in Berlin and founded by Dr. Susanne Jaschko, prozessagenten develop processes for specific situations in collaboration with artists and designers. Processes can change given structures and constellations. Processes help us to understand and learn. Processes engage people and challenge their creativity and participation. As art, architecture and design undergo a paradigm shift, they become processual, dynamic, participatory and responsive. This fundamental change from object to process is fueled by the idea of collaboration and a growing awareness of local agency. When art and design open up for human participation, they can become ‘agents.’ They invite participation, create identity, support learning and collaborative action.

Presenters:

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Suzanne Jaschko

Dr Suzanne Jaschko is a Berlin based independent curator, author and lecturer. Her work centers on an experimental art practice expanding the understanding of art and its social and cultural effects. Digital culture is often a conceptual point of departure for her projects, since it deeply changed the understanding of authorship, the public, process, time and space. Former positions included Head of Presentations and of the Artist in Residence program at the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and curator and deputy director of transmediale – festival of art and digital culture in Berlin, Germany. Under the label of ‘prozessagenten,’ she develops realises participatory and processual projects in collaboration with artists and designers – such as Data Cuisine. Next to her curatorial work she has taught on an academic level in Germany and abroad. Currently, she teaches at the Berlin University of the Arts and curates Colomboscope 2016, which will focus on art and digital cultures in Europe and South Asia. http://sujaschko.de http://prozessagenten.org

Moritz Stefaner 

Moritz Stefaner works as a “truth and beauty operator” on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science (B.Sc. with distinction, University of Osnabrueck) and Interface Design (M.A., University of Applied Sciences Potsdam), his award-winning work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. His work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and the Max Planck Science Gallery. Find his personal portfolio at http://truth-and-beauty.net. He also publishes the Data Stories podcast (http://datastori.es) together with Enrico Bertini.