Category Archives: visualization

The Adversary

Privacy International asked me to design a twitterbot based around their character ‘The Adversary‘. The Adversary represents the (in)visible forces chipping away at our privacy, harvesting and analysing data about us for their own (sometimes oblique) purposes. In this context, Facebook is as much of an adversary as GCHQ or the NSA. Governments and companies […]

The Labyrinth

Another work based on the 100,000 fibre tractography model of a human subject, from CUBRIC. Here I have taken a small slice through the centre of the cortex and used it to generate a ‘tube map’ of connections. The various lines are representative of sets of people, things and concepts close to my heart. In […]

IN VITRO

MRI technology reveals the unseeable – a non-invasive method for exploring the very nature of the self. Advances in technology mean that each year we are able to reveal more and more detail. This series of works highlight the tentative relationship between the seen and unseen. I have given the data a physical form, the […]

The Mood of the Nation

As we approach the election, it becomes apparent that the narrative landscape of politics has changed. In the past, the discourse was led by inky newspapers and the satirical sniping of broadcaster-sanctioned comedians. The last election, in 2010, certainly had a social media component – manifested by the American-aping ‘televised debates’ and the associated back-channel […]

Exploring The Tate Collection

The Tate Collection recently released their metadata on github, the first ‘big data’ set that has piqued my interest enough to download it and have a play. Here we present the metadata for around 70,000 artworks that Tate owns or jointly owns with the National Galleries of Scotland as part of ARTIST ROOMS. Metadata for […]