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Emergent Aesthetics of Data

We don’t have to look far to find examples of an emerging aesthetic.  New representational techniques are everywhere.  Celebrity playlists at the iTunes music store are one example.  Applications like Acid and Garageband are examples of database-driven music/sound.  Modernist techniques are fashionable because they rely upon an industrial plug-n-play paradigm from which the basic qualities […]

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The Need for Aesthetics of Networks and Data

We’re ever less limited by space, time or even imagination as our society becomes a fully connected network.  We are on the cusp of a radical transformation that is rendering obsolete many of our traditional boundaries, threatening to the status quo.  Vast, global networks create abundance and are socially transformative, but only to the extent […]

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Dataesthetic – A Fresh Perspective on Aesthetics and Cultural Change

Definition: dataesthetic da·ta n (takes a singular or plural verb) information, often in the form of facts or figures obtained from experiments or surveys, used as a basis for making calculations or drawing conclusions (n) information, for example, numbers, text, images, and sounds, in a form that is suitable for storage in or processing by […]

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