Trevor Hogan is a lecturer of digital media at Cork Institute of Technology and a researcher at the Mobiquitous Lab, University of Strathclyde where he is also completing his doctoral studies.
In this talk Trevor will present his latest research, which poses the question: does embodying data in alternative modalities contribute to an audience’s capacity to construct meaning and empathise with the data source. This research is based on the belief that alternative insight and meaning can be achieved by representing data using tangible artifacts, which can be touched, felt, heard, held, or even possessed.
He will refer to a number of data-driven artifacts that were created as part of this research as well as works by other artists and designers who have also created novel and unique data representations.
Trevor will discuss some of the techniques that he uses and give a live demo one technique, which aims to transform data from raw bits and bytes into three-dimensional data-driven artifacts.