Living Data

Living Data


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Living Data: Expressions of connection

Living Data is an independent program
of interactions between scientists, artists and other scholars
who share their understandings and responses to climate change.

Indigenous, biological and mechanistic views
reflect knowledge of nature forming through relationships
and human responses to nature being part of that forming process.

     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


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 expressions of connection that are available to everyone. My world view is shaped by my Aboriginal Australian and European ancestry, and by working with scientists and other artists to understand and mitigate harmful human impacts on natural climate systems.

Living Data builds on Antarctic Animation,the PhD research (UNSW 2010) that resulted in animated primal forms that I still use to combine scientific data and subjective responses. Living Data contributes to the imaginative featof knowing our selves as part of nature.

Associated programmes include:
Sur PolarBuenos Aires
Cape FarewellLondon
Ku-ring-gai PhSydney
Manly Art Gallery & MuseumSydney

Dr Lisa Roberts 30 December 2017
Visual artist/interactive author/Living Data program leader
Associate of the Faculty of Science,University of Technology Sydney

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