Drawing Wire III - Data Drawing

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A drawing stands alone at a point in space and time. But very little in the human expedience does the same. Our lives and experiences only have meaning when we see them as composed and related in these two domains.

Today, the data we continuously generate paint a picture of our lives. But this picture is only resolved only when it is examined as points in time or distributions in space. The new field of data anlytics has allowed us to do just that. Can we use algorithms to combine multiple individual images into a meaningful whole?

This workshop will explore the concept of digitising drawings and treating them like data. We will use this process to animate our drawings in time and space, using this process to explore movement and volume. No prior computing knowledge is required.

These workshops are intended to be exploratory and we hope they will challenge you to think and draw in new ways. They are also intended to be fun! We welcome participants with all levels of experience and from all backgrounds.

We provide basic tools like paper and boards and any special equipment required, but please bring your favourite drawing materials.

Drawing Wire

This is the third in a series of experimental workshops looks to the future of drawing by imagining how the practice might evolve in response to technology. Each workshop in the series introduces technological disruptions or augmentations into the traditional life drawing session.

Drawing is one of the oldest and most elemental creative disciplines. By making simple marks in response to what we see, we are training many of the core abilities of an artist, from close observation and mark making to creative expression and imagination. Life drawing in particular, involves dissolving the most intimate of subjects—the human body—into a 2D representation that packages all of our aesthetic and emotive responses. As technology continues to influence our lives in new and pervasive ways, so to must drawing's potential to utilise and reflect on those changes.

This event is organised as part of Co-June (http://schoolofma.org/co-june/) at the School of Machines.