‘Data in the 21st Century’
19 Dec. 2015 – 14 Feb. 2016 | Open every Thursday till Sunday | V2_ | Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
Opening: Friday, Dec. 18, 19:00-23:00
Featuring: Kyle McDonald | Daniel Goddemeyer, Moritz Stefaner, Dominikus Baur & Lev Manovich | Martin John Callanan | Timo Arnall | Informal Strategies | PWR Studio | Lane/You/Debackere | Max Dovey & Manetta Berends
Data in the 21st Century
The capitalist belief that profit-seeking is the best way to manage and develop societies has sparked an unprecedented desire to abstract and quantify everything into data. In the pursuit of economic efficiency, data is money, data is power, data is everything and everything is data. Yet data is contingent on a world that is messy, irrational, unstable, and emotional. The rise of so-called big data and the emergence of technologies that are able to quantify our every move, preference and behaviour, have demonstrated where the friction lies between the unpredictable reality that we live in and the desire to capture it in data. The public program Data in the 21st Century will explore how this friction has changed and shaped our relationship to data and seeks to discuss how this relationship will develop in the future.
Lecture and performance: Prior to the opening, at 17:00h, Vinay Gupta will give a lecture, followed by the performance ‘A lecture by Norbert Wiener on Man and Machine (2015)‘ by Lane/You/Debackere. If you would like to visit this event, please buy a ticket through V2_’s webshop. For more information click here; to purchase a ticket click here. The opening itself is free of charge. For more information, please visit www.v2.nl.
Michel van Dartel is Research Professor at Avans and Senior Curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media