We are being bombarded by numerical data – pandemic statistics, economic data, climate change statistics, data on social injustice, and, of course, predictive polling data from the Presidential election that will occur smack dab in the middle of our quarter.
Expressing data aesthetically involves creativity and some grounding in human perception and behavior. This class will introduce these topics, introduce tools and techniques, and invite you to explore new modes of expressing data and new modes of artistic expression using data.
We will pay particular attention to how information is expressed through sound. This includes heightening awareness of the sounds around you - sounds that often contain vital information about space, material, atmosphere, and the environment. It also includes the use of sound as a means of augmenting, and perhaps supplanting visualization in the expression of data.