As part of the Remote Intimacy residency at Fabrica, Magda Tyzlik-Carver will be hosting a workshop on data sensing at Sussex University on 21 July. All are welcome to participate. Please see the Ecologies of Intimacy website for more information:
‘Crudely speaking, data sensing is about sensor based relationships with the world. Sensors measure and register air pollution, humidity, water temperature, sound, light, movement and other phenomena occurring in the environment. They allow us the kind of connection with the world which when translated into data informs our understanding of environments we live in or remote places which we want to explore and exploit. The Internet of Things, Smart Cities are some of the examples of such sensor based systems. They provide us with information about the environmental conditions in which we live, but they also construct new relations and worlds which we then move to inhabit.
Yet, as we increasingly monitor our bodies, homes, neighbourhoods, and the whole planet and beyond, how does this sensor and data based world become familiar? How do we make meaning out of our daily activities that are registered through Facebook likes, tweets sent and photos taken and uploaded to our social media accounts? How do we keep hold of our affective traces so they are not just displaced and consumed by the ever growing desire to count all as data? Finally, how to sustain intimacy as a way to know the world and experience our connection with it?
This second event in the series Ecologies of Intimacy will interrogate the ways in which data sensing is experienced. We will consider who, what and how is involved in sensing data and for what ends?’
Fabrica will commission one artist (or a pre-existing artist group), with a strong track record, to create a new work, that explores the possibility for (or actuality of) sustaining close personal relationships across geographical distance.
Located primarily online and through telecommunication, broadcast and/or social and networked media, this commission will investigate human to human contact, and intimacy, as increasingly mediated and entangled with nonhuman others.
The work and its process of production will be shared online, and presented by the artist as an event or ‘work-in-progress’ exhibition, at Fabrica during Brighton Digital Festival 2016.
Fabrica is inviting artists to apply whose practice incorporates digital and networked technologies, and who are living and working in the EU and/or Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Turkey, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.
Deadline: 12 noon (UK time) Tuesday 10 May 2016
More information about the opportunity and how to apply can be found here:
Remote Intimacy – AppDetails
Fabrica has appointed research fellow Magda Tyzlik-Carver to work on the development of the forthcoming online residency, Remote Intimacy, which explores the possibility (or actuality) of sustaining close personal relationships across geographical distance.
Magda has set up a blog, Ecologies of Intimacy, which will record her research and thinking as the project develops: https://ecologiesofintimacy.wordpress.com
A big thank you to all those that attended the Understanding Territoriality conference last month and who helped to make the day such a success through interesting presentations, thought-provoking questions and a willingness to share ideas and experiences. The ideas generated and shared during the conference fed into an interesting and productive meeting between the partners on the following day. The films of the speaker presentations are now online, available through the conference event page or directly via Fabrica’s YouTube Channel.