Living Data

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned
that this program contains images and voices of deceased persons.






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Living Data

Responses to our changing natural world

Disclaimers, Copyrights and Citations

True to science, True to senses, Surprising (showing something new), Evolving

Living Data are responses to our changing natural world.

Living Data's logo is Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill), the keystone creature of the Southern Ocean.
Euphausia is the Greek word for "true shining light" (Nicol 2018, p.1)which to me suggests its individual and collective behaviours shining light on our need to likewise live with and not against the natural world that sustains us.

Living Data are responses to our changing natural world.

Living Data builds on the PhD research Antarctic Animation(2010) that resulted in a lexicon of animated primal forms that I still use to combine scientific data and subjective (feeling) responses. In 2013 my PhD supervisor Simon Pockleycoined the term Living Data to describe what he saw I was doing.

My ancestryis Aboriginal Australian and European and the more I learn my story the more I recognise Living Data as relationships between peoples and places, and the iconography we share as primal expressions of connection that are available to everyone. I work as Artist in Residence in Science at the University of Technology Sydney and at the Australian Antarctic Division.

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

Dr Lisa Roberts 24 July 2018
Visual artist/interactive author/Living Data program leader
Associate of the Faculty of Science,University of Technology Sydney

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About Living Data in 3 minutes
Video by journalist Jen Ng
with Living Data collaborators
Anthropologist Dr Jonathan Marshall and
Scientist Professor William Gladstone.