Ruth West just presented our data remix paper at IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013
the full paper is available on line
DataRemix: Designing The Datamade Through ArtScience Collaboration
Ruth West, Roger Malina, John Lewis, Member, IEEE, Scot Gresham-Lancaster,
Alejandro Borsani, Brian Merlo, and Lifan Wang
Abstract—ArtScience is emerging as one approach for creating novel ways of seeing and new ways of knowing. We propose a role
for ArtScience research and creative work in contributing to the necessary shifts to go beyond the current crisis of representation. We
speciﬁcally describe DataRemix, a recombination and reappropreation practice intended to trigger novel subjective experiences and
associations. The narratives framing data creation and representation circumscribe what we can see and know, and how we see and
know. How do we see and know beyond what our instruments, algorithms, representational schemas and training guide us to see
and know? How do we look for what we don’t know we’re looking for when we can only examine at most a tiny fraction of the available
data? Our argument is grounded in and will be illustrated by experience with several ArtScience collaborations spanning genomics,
astrophysics, new media, and holographic sound design.
R. West, R. Malina, J. Lewis, S. Gresham-Lancaster, A. Borsani, B. Merlo, and L. Wang. Dataremix: Designing the datamade through artscience collaboration. In Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013.