Panel: The Data Landscapes of Climate Change (FARFIELD 2)
Tom Corby and Nathan Cunningham will present work arising from their arts-science collaboration, exploring ways of representing carbon circulation in climate systems, the convergence-divergence effect in art-science collaborations and the aesthetics of climate models.
- Tom Corby is an artist, writer and academic and is currently the deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Education, Art and Media (CREAM) at the University of Westminster in London. His interdisciplinary artworks, produced with Gavin Baily and Jonathan Mackenzie, explore technological and ecological relations and have been exhibited at numerous international venues including the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), the ICA in London, the Intercommunication Centre (ICC) in Tokyo and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He received awards at the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2007 and at Prix Ars Electronica in 2006 and 2000 amongst many other awards. He is currently collaborating with the British Antarctic Survey to develop visualizations of oceanic, CO2 and atmospheric data and is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Fellow at the BBC. Reviews of his work have appeared in: Art Review, Art Monthly, The Guardian, La Repubblica, and Artist’s Newsletter. In 2005 he published Network Art: Practices and Positions (Routledge), an edited collection of essays by artists and writers exploring emerging artistic responses to information networks. He has also published in numerous journals including Leonardo and Media-N. The Southern Ocean Studies project website is reconnoitre.net/bas.
- Nathan Cunningham is acting head of the Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey (BAS). He represents BAS on a number of international and national scientific and data management committees including ICED, an international multidisciplinary initiative launched in response to the increasing need to develop integrated circumpolar analyses of Southern Ocean climate and ecosystem dynamics. He is also involved with developing public outreach work for BAS and increasing the availability of Antarctic Scientific Information. His research has been published in Polar Biology, Environmental Pollution, and the Transactions of the Royal Society and Deep Sea Research. He is currently co-investigator (with Tom Corby) on an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded interdisciplinary project on representing environmental change.