Public Program:
DIS Whet Talks: Sara Watson on Data is the new
Date
March 28 2015
Description
As part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island (Ken)—an installation by artist-collective DIS—Sara Watson will present a talk titled “Data is the new____” that continues her research into alternative metaphors that can “bring big data back down to a human scale and provide a more humane conceptual model for thinking about our evolving relationship to data.” Watson, who is a technology critic and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, writes: “As rhetorical devices, metaphors shape the way we think about and interpret our relationship to data as companies, governments, populations, and individuals. Today’s dominant metaphors for data privilege the position of the technocratic powers that develop industrial rhetoric.”

Created in collaboration with Dornbracht and co-designed by Mike Meiré

Production support provided by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

This project is made possible through the support of Jeffrey Deitch, Project Native Informant, Jane Wattenberg, and Tamares Real Estate Holdings Inc. in collaboration with Zabludowicz Collection

Programming and performances supported by Red Bull Studios

Fashion donated by COS
Participant
Partner organization
Exhibition
Copyright
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York
Identifier
pp_dis_2015_03_28