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Visual Culture Seminar

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
7:00pm to 8:15pm
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Art in Data: From Self-Tracking to Mass Migration
Stephen Cartwright, Artist,

Abstract: We all make data by simply living our lives. Some of that data we pay attention to and painstakingly collect, other data gets generated and recorded automatically. We can learn about ourselves and others through analyzing the data. Crunching the numbers doesn't always yield the insights we are looking for, sometimes the most profound ideas come by translating the data into art.

Stephen Cartwright is an artist and a self-tracker. From the simple act of writing notes in a journal, to complex sculptures that push the boundaries of fabrication, to digital images and animations, interactive, generative and responsive projects, Cartwright's work explores the interconnectedness of people and how we interact with larger systems.

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About the Visual Culture Program
The Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and based in Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. In collaboration with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, the program features undergraduate course offerings, guest lecturers, and other programming to foster conversations between humanists and scientists.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Lu by phone at 626-395-1724 or by email at [email protected].