Out of Data

Over the next 12 months CIM is getting into

Out of Data

The modern world is into data, but what is out and what is coming out of data? Facts and figures, to be sure, but what else? New methods for seeing, acting and shaping our world? New cultural forms, experiences and artefacts?

Some say data is the new oil, so what can we distil out of data? What classifications of people, objects and spaces are produced out of data? What do different analytical methods reveal and leave out of data? Who is overlooked and what remains hidden?

Despite data’s new abundance, we can find ourselves out of data. Is being out of data when data are missing, forgotten, or yet to be collected? When signal becomes noise? Or noise is mistaken for signal? When access is denied, not wanted, or the correct technical configuration is lacking? How to respond to being out of data? What if we are out of data and unaware?

Lectures
Interviews
Writing
Lectures
Interviews
Writing
  • Interview
  • 7 August 2017

New forms, sources and repositories of, and for, data demand novel analytical approaches. For Shintaro Miyazaki digital life is composed of what he calls ‘algorhythms’. We talk to him about experimentation, speculation and practical interrogations in, and of, this algorhythmic world.

  • Interview
  • 21 July 2017

What does big data do to the archive? Are we deep into an age typified by non-negotiable transparency, visibility, and surveillance? Kristin Veel talks to Sam Hind about her Uncertain Archives project and much more.

  • Interview
  • 27 February 2017

The second interview in our Out of Data series is with media theorist, Pepita Hesselberth. Her recent book is entitled ‘Compact Cinematics: The Moving Image in the Age of Bit-Sized Media’ (Bloomsbury). She exchanged emails with Sam Hind on her research project ‘Disconnectivity in the Digital Age’.

  • Lecture
  • 8 March 2017

Our next speaker in the Out of Data lecture series is Shintaro Miyazaki.

  • Lecture
  • 22 February 2017

As part of our speaker series on the CIM research theme Out of Data, Kristin Veel will explore the nature of ‘big data archives’.

  • Interview
  • 14 February 2017

The first interview in our Out of Data series is with information designer, Stefanie Posavec. Her recent co-authored book with Giorgia Lupi is entitled ‘Dear Data’ (Penguin/PA Press). She sat down with Sam Hind to discuss all things data.    

  • Lecture
  • 30 November 2016

As part of our speaker series on the CIM research theme Out of Data, media theorist Pepita Hesselberth will reflect on contemporary discourses on disconnectivity, focusing in particular on the “right to disconnect” discussion.

  • Lecture
  • 16 November 2016

As part of the speaker series on the CIM research theme Out of Data, designer Stefanie Posavec will discuss how she uses data-gathering and data-visualisation as a design process.

  • Launch Event
  • 4 October 2016

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies is happy to invite you to the launch event of its new annual theme, Out of Data, on October 4th, at The University of Warwick.