Living Data

Living Data

















Living Data


Disclaimers, Copyrights and Citations

Living Data are expressions of understanding
and response to our changing natural world.

Living Data are true to science
(as much as we can tell from available evidence),
clear in language, appealing to the senses,
evolving and surprising (showing something new).

Contributorsto Living Data interact through Conversations, Presentationsand Research.

     About Living Data in 3 minutes Video by journalist Jen Ng
with Living Data collaborators at University of Technology Sydney:
Anthropologist Dr Jonathan Marshall,
Scientist Professor William Gladstone,
Artist Dr Lisa Roberts

Associated programmes include:

Sur PolarBuenos Aires
Cape FarewellLondon
Ku-ring-gai PhSydney
Manly Art Gallery & MuseumSydney


Living Data builds on Antarctic Animation,the PhD research (UNSW 2010) that resulted in new ways to combine scientific data and subjective responses, through animated gestures as essential components of accurate communication.

Living Data reflects Indigenous, biological and mechanistic views of the natural world forming through relationships between parts, and our selves as part of that forming process. Although I may lead the story-telling of Living Data, the story does not belong to me or even to the association of contributors. Guided by Wilson (2008)I recognise the story as part of the relationships between us and the living world, and the iconography we share as primal forms of connection that are available to everyone.

Living Data contributes to the collective imaginative featof sustaining life as we know it in a changing natural world.


Dr Lisa Roberts 5 June 2017
Visual artist/interactive author/Living Data program leader
Associate of the Faculty of Science,University of Technology Sydney

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