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When one thinks of diagrams, charts or plans one does not necessarily think of art; yet more and more artistic strategies rely on the interplay of art and data. This workshop asks:  Is there an aesthetic theory of DNA sequencing, weather mapping, computer glitches, Internet cartography? How is surveillance, spying, data collection represented in art?  Does Google Earth problematize art’s relationship to space and mapping?  Is there an algorithmic aesthetics? How does art appropriate information-age interfaces: first-person shooter or roving perspective; satellite pictures or overhead image aesthetics; disposable data or a mathematical sublime? Can art capture the image’s relationship to binary code and coding, scientific visualization, maps of the universe, data navigation, the algorithmic posthuman? This workshop will discuss how information is treated aesthetically.

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