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14:00—16:00 GMT
Wed 15 Jan 2020

Experiencing Data: Sensory Data Mapping

Experiencing Data:

Sensory Data Mapping

Collective Smiles; a participatory project about the value of empathy and connection.

A smile. Such a simple interaction, or is it? What does it mask, ask of you, how might it reward or motivate, is it gendered? Might actively seeking a warm exchange between others impact on our own sense of well being and empathy for the community at large?


Clare Plumley -

Clare is an artist, educator and researcher with a specific interest in sensory data mapping, she also works within arts for health.

Her main focus is metacognition and testing methods to support and demonstrate that process visually in relation to experiences such as pain, empathy and rest. Clare developed a workshop for data scientists called "visualising the intangible" in which she asked the group to explore & develop potential systems for organising drawn/hand rendered data sets on mind drift, emotion and the observation of smiles. She will be sharing findings and the resulting artwork 'Lost Time Log' from that workshop and give a brief overview of her work.

In this free event, you'll be guided through Clare's recent work, Participants will be asked to capture their own data sets of observed smiles during the session by walking the streets of Worthing for a short time (please bring suitable clothing for the time of year), then come back together where they'll mull over the questions above, assess the value and potential of such an exercise and share their experience of exchanges observed.

What is DRIVA arts DRIVA?

DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.

We believe that the super-fusion of data-driven innovation and creative practice with access to artistic and scientific expertise can drive economic productivity, community impact and place-making in our region.

By unlocking the commercial, creative, social and/ or critical, value of data of from Gatwick Airport, and generating insights into the 50 million people who depart and arrive on our doorstep each year, we can accelerate the development of an untold range of new data-driven products, services, artworks and experiences.

Over the next year, we’ll be providing free, intensive support, access to facilities, resources and expertise alongside cash awards to bring together hundreds of creative and technology organisations and practitioners to make the most of data as both material and currency.

Find out more, and explore, at www.drivaartsdriva.com

In association with Brighton Digital Festival