[ISEA2006] Panel: Shona Kitchen & Ben Hooker – DataNature

Panel Statement

Panel: Zero One Residencies

Airports are awe-inspiring places: concentrated, tangible examples of the wider notion of “technology/’ the application of scientific knowledge for practical purpose; to travel from point A to point B. But scratch beneath the surface of these massive manmade structures and you start to find a much more intimate, human-scale landscape. DataNature is a multi-site electronic artwork that reveals and celebrates the strange, secret beauty and interconnectedness of seemingly disparate natural and man-made aspects of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and its environs_

  • Shona Kitchen, London, UK. Graduate of Royal College of Art, London, in Architecture and Interiors. Multidisciplinary Designer, Previously ran KRD (Kitchen Rogers Design), Former part time Research Fellow in Interaction Design Department at the Royal College of Art, London. Collaborated at RCA with designer Ben Hooker and exhibited at the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2004. Teaches in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London.
  • Ben Hooker, London, UK. Multimedia designer, consultant, researcher and teacher. Part-time research fellow in the Interaction Design Research Studio at the Royal College of Art and tutor to final-year students on the Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts, London).