Big data meets art at event organised by Stirling academics

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Artists inspired by big data are to gather at an event organised by University of Stirling academics.

The workshop will bring together creative thinkers and practitioners who take a “data-driven” approach to their artistic or creative outputs.

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Big Data event has been organised by the University’s Dr Eddy Borges-Rey and Dr Greg Singh.

Delivered in partnership with Creative Stirling, the Urban Big Data Centre, and Codebase Stirling, the event has been organised by the University’s Dr Eddy Borges-Rey and Dr Greg Singh, and will examine how creative people can explore the changing world from the perspective of the “small city”.


Dr Borges-Rey and Dr Singh, of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said: “We invite artists whose work explores the impacts of communications technologies and data entities upon individuals, communities and environments.

“We engage creative thinkers who draw from data to glean insight into problem-solving within our communities.

“And we seek to learn from practitioners who use data visualisation and other means to enhance awareness of data-driven aspects of everyday life to shape their interpretations of the relationship between humans and the world around us.”

Dr Borges-Rey and Dr Singh have also held other “Life in Data” workshops in Beijing and Nanjing in China, and in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The “Creative Innovation in Scotland: Big Ideas from Small Cities” event will take place on Monday 19 February, at Codebase Stirling.