Maps Event: Data Wranglers

We invite you to participate in an open table discussion about the social value and role of “Big Data” in everyday life at the event Data Wranglers @ Scene/ Maps on Monday 11th May, 6-8pm.

The evening forms part of a programme events accompanying Scene’s ‘Maps’ exhibition at: 70 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NA.

How does data influence daily life and how do we make sense of it?

What data is visible to the community and how does it “contribute” to social life?

How do artists and designers make meaning within an increasingly complex landscape of “preprogrammed” data capture and control?

Students and staff from the Information Experience Design (IED), Royal College of Art have been exploring these issues through a series of workshops titled Data Wranglers.

A panel composed of IED tutors Dr Brock Craft, Dr Laura Ferrarello, Dr Cecilia Wee and IED students invite the public to think critically about these issues, engaging them in the debate.

To trigger the discussion, IED students will present their creative work produced during Spring 2015, exploring topics ranging from surveillance, data collection, privacy. Through different media including sound, visuals, moving image and installation – Data Wranglers explores how we can tell powerful narratives about data and its role in democratic society.

This event can be pre-booked through this Eventbrite link

For more information on ‘Maps’ and a programme of events, see:

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