[ISEA2020] Workshop: Homero Pellicer, Everardo Reyes & Andrea Sosa — Art and Innovation in the Age of Big Data: Design of Info-Objects and Interfaces for Data Visualization

Workshop Statement

This workshop focuses on Data and Representation, following a step-by-a-step approach to identify significant patterns in datasets and to explore innovative methods to make insights visible and tangible. Although our methodology can be applied to multiple materials, “water” will be the central theme for this edition. The workshop is open to all ISEA attendees. We aim at gathering a multidisciplinary group in order to find creative solutions from different perspectives. The duration of the workshop is four hours, split in two days. On day one, participants reflect and discuss different ways in which hydrologic data can be represented using physical materials. On day two, participants (individually or collectively) show the results. We expect the experience to be joyful and thought-provoking. This workshop is the result of an international Art, Science and Technology cooperation Program “INNOVART” between three universities: Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, National University of La Plata, and National University of Buenos Aires with the support of PIESCI of the Ministry of Education in Argentina and IFA from the Embassy of France. Maximum of participants: 25 Duration: 4 hours (spread over 2 days)

  • Homero Pellicer, Profesor, Universidad de buenos aires, facultad de arquitectura,diseño y urbanismo. Architect and Master in Advanced Architectural Design from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Author of the book: “The concept of transformation in the architectural form.” Full Professor of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires. Member of academic committees of national and international events. Founding partner of the Latin American Association of studies of the ALEPH form. He is currently Postgraduate Secretary of the Faculty of Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires.
  • Everardo Reyes is associate professor in Information and Communication Sciences and codirector of the Master’s in Digital Humanities program at the Université Paris 8—Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France. His research is done in affiliation with Laboratoire Paragraphe and the Cultural Analytics Lab. He investigates relationships between humanities, arts, social and computer sciences, particularly visual forms. He has authored, edited and translated several books in digital culture and organized several conferences and exhibitions.
  • Andrea Sosa, Professor and Researcher, National University of La Plata. Lecturer, Researcher, Artist. She works in the field of Art, Design, and New Media. Professor at National University of La Plata (UNLP) and National University of the Arts (UNA) in Argentina, with experience leading multidisciplinary projects combining Art, Science, and Technology. She has developed artistic works with new technologies in collaboration with other artists under the support of several institutions both nationally and internationally. Her works on new media theory have been selected in different international events. Since 2017 is serving as Director of the Cooperation and International Relations Program, Faculty of Arts, UNLP. Currently, she is part of the team of “Hydrology of Media” (HOM) a project funded by EUR ArTeC and led by Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis.