Ice summer school-5-7-2013

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Ice summer school-5-7-2013

  1. 1. The Fine Art of Data Gardening I.C.E. Summer School July 5, 2013
  2. 2. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. greek proverb
  3. 3. Carolus Linnaeus, 1732 1 , 9 0 0 , 0 0 0 (number of identified species as of 2010) data gardener avant la lettre (1)
  4. 4. Digital Universe Study, 2012 The global data supply reached 2.8 zettabytes, or 2.8 trillion GB in 2012. Just 0.5% of this is used for analysis.
  5. 5. “If you asked me to describe the rising philosophy of the day, I’d say it is data-ism.” We now have the ability to gather huge amounts of data. This ability seems to carry with it certain cultural assumptions: that everything that can be measured should be measured; that data is a transparent and reliable lens that allows us to filter out emotionalism and ideology; that data will help us do remarkable things. David Brooks / The Philosophy of Data
  6. 6. emotionalism and ideology...
  7. 7. Technology is the most powerful force on the planet. In fact, humanity is a tool itself, and, like all living things, technology evolves, demonstrating certain unconscious “urges” and “wants” in the process. Technology cannot be held back. But we can try to optimize its benefits for human culture, even while potentially trying to limit the amount of technology in our own lives. kevin kelly
  8. 8. data gardener avant la lettre (2)
  9. 9. Armand Schulthess Armand Schulthess (1901-1972)
  10. 10. Armand Schulthess
  11. 11. Armand Schulthess
  12. 12. Armand Schulthess
  13. 13. Armand Schulthess (legend written by Ingeborg Lüscher)
  14. 14. Armand Schulthess
  15. 15. Armand Schulthess
  16. 16. Armand Schulthess
  17. 17. Armand Schulthess
  18. 18. InfoArcadia, Stroom Den Haag, 2000
  19. 19. Thomas Malthus data gardener avant la lettre (3) shades of the malthusian catastrophe
  20. 20. nouns Brandon Martin-Anderson et al, (MIT) - Interactive Census Dotmap with 454,064,098 dots - one for each person in North America, using 2010 census data
  21. 21. nouns with behavior Brandon Martin-Anderson et al, (MIT) - Interactive Census Dotmap with 454,064,098 dots - one for each person in North America, using 2010 census data
  22. 22. 0
  23. 23. ronald van tienhoven - commemorative euro coin ‘400 years Netherlands-Manhattan’ (2009) - verso
  24. 24. ronald van tienhoven - commemorative euro coin ‘400 years Netherlands-Manhattan’ (2009) - recto
  25. 25. evocative nouns Edward Rolf Tufte from: Envisioning Information
  26. 26. data-ink ratio (coined by Edward Rolf Tufte)
  27. 27. data-pixel ratio
  28. 28. Sergey Semonov - multi-stichted ultra-high resolution aerial panorama of Central Park and environs
  29. 29. "The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others. The compositional concentration is solely on which pattern should be reiterated and for how long." Morton Feldman / Why Patterns?
  30. 30. 1923 2008 4535 Time magazine covers, 1923-2008 - Lev Manovich and Jeremy Douglass / Software Studies Initiative (softwarestudies.com) / 2009-2010
  31. 31. Lev Manovich et al - Mapping Time: 4535 Time magazine covers, 1923-2009
  32. 32. what > if (means of identification)
  33. 33. if > then (means of empowerment)
  34. 34. fin © ronald van tienhoven 2013

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