SXSW 2023

Data Art: Processes and Perspectives


By using data as a tool for expression, data artists illuminate untold stories about our world. The processes employed by these artists vary just as much as the art they produce: ranging from data visualization to hand-crafted sculptural installations. The choices that artists make when working with data are distinctly different from those made by analysts, and yet, they offer a mirror through which to view our world and consider the soft subjectivity of ‘hard’ quantitative information. This session will engage data artists from different disciplines and career stages in conversation about their varied career paths, artistic processes, and perspectives on data art, and hopefully inspire attendees to introduce data to their art flow, or creative thinking to their data flows.

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  1. Attendees will learn about different artistic processes used to create data art.
  2. Attendees will hear about how multiple artists built careers in data art.
  3. Attendees will be introduced to additional resources for inspiration and learning.



Dylan Wootton, Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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