Dear Data: A Fascinating Year-Long Hand-Drawn Data Visualisation Project

This article really reminded me of our data portrait assignment as it is a very similar concept. Artists Giorgia Lupi and  Stefanie Posavec, who live in New York and London respectively, had only met each other twice when they started communicating weekly via letters in the mail. Each letter contained data they had gathered about…

A Tribute to Women’s Work, From Weaving to Computer Programming

This article highlights an installation at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles done by Ahree Lee. The work is entitled “Pattern:Code” and is a commentary about the various roles women have played throughout history, and the stereotypes that stem from those roles. As we learn Processing, I found it interesting to read…

We Made You ‘I Voted’ Stickers (With the Help of 48 Artists)

I actually saw this New York Magazine add on Instagram the other day but immediately thought of its relevance to our PSA posters and obviously the upcoming election. New York Magazine brought together 48 artists including Barbara Kruger, David Hammons, and Amy Sherald to create their unique versions of “I Voted” stickers, which I thought…

Political violence and abstraction: Suzanne McClelland

This installation by Suzanne McClelland is a commentary about people wanted for crimes they may or may not have committed, specifically US domestic terrorists, who have been wanted for years – highlighting not that whether they are innocent or not, but the fact that no one may ever know what really happened due to the…

The Like Button

This work by Jonathan Welsh is a commentary about the way people today communicate through symbols on social media and the effect that this has on mental health. I found this work interesting, especially since we’ve been talking about symbols and the deeper meanings they can carry. Click here to view the work.