[ISEA2013] Artists Statement: Ian McArthur & Brad Miller – mediated_moments and plasma_flow

Artists Statement

Big data, the mobile Internet, social media and the Internet of things (IOT) generate more information than ever but the aggregation of social intelligence remains far from realising it’s potential. Two exemplary works, “mediated_moments” and “plasma_flow”, exhibited at Beijing’s China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts in 2012 model the scalable potential of urban media to weave itself into the city’s social fabric, mapping and visualizing individuals’ thinking/intelligence onto a mixed-reality urban canvas.

  • Ian McArthur, The College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU, is a hybrid practitioner and a design academic at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney. In 2001-2003 Ian was Program Director of Graphic Design at La Salle DHU (Donghua University, Shanghai) where he initiated The Collabor8 Project (C8) an ongoing research platform that fosters creative collaboration between China and Australia. His recent work with Brad Miller (2011 – 2012) utilises granular and generative synthesis, mobile technologies, open source platforms and protocols to create experimental sonifications for responsive media environments that have been exhibited in Australia and China.
  • Brad Miller, The College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU, is an artist and Senior Design Academic at University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts; he lives and works in Sydney. With his installations, augment_me, data_shadows and mediated_moments Miller worked with personal photographic memories and associations. During 2011 Miller worked in Shanghai with the multi-disciplinary Design Studio/LAB Rare Earth, was in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Miller exhibited installations, plasma_flow and mediated_moments in GeoCity SmartCity: An Exhibition of International Information Design at CMoDA Beijing during Beijing Design Week.

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