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Art as Information

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How to convey data with art and drive public engagement – Panel Talk and Exhibition Opening
This event brings together Artists, Designers, Researchers, and Technologists to discuss how art and design are tools to create data-driven dialogues and empower citizens to advocate for solutions in their best interest. 

Poor air quality, equitable cities, de-carbonization, and access to healthcare – the value of data and empirical research in addressing public issues has been proven since Florence Nightingale’s visualizations on health and W.E.B. du Bois’ graphics on institutionalized racism. 

Ever since our capabilities to collect, analyze, and process information have evolved exponentially and they are shaping how we make decisions about our lives and our environments. How can we ensure the people affected are included in these trends? How can we foster data literacy in the public? How can we communicate research and information that is both engaging and readable? What is the value of creating artistic approaches? 

Sarah Kay Miller, Independent Data-Visualization Designer
Dione Lee, Designer at HUSH
Caitlyn Ralph, Studio Director at Polygraph
Andrew Brown, Director of Programs Van Alen Institute
Tara Pham, Founder & CEO Numina

Moderator: Katrin Bichler, Creative Director 10XBETA Venture Studio

We hope to see you there! RSVP here to reserve your spot.

After the panel, please join us for the opening of the exhibition of our panelists’ work from 5.30 pm.  

Work on Display:

A Matter of Air

Katrin Bichler, Aurelie Barbier, Aron Cohen, and Julie McEldoon

A Matter of Air visualizes the New York Community Air Survey, which monitors street-level air pollution and attributable health events for the 42 United Hospital Fund neighborhoods of NYC.

Material Stories

What if our built environment could reveal the hidden carbon costs of its materials? Material Stories is a series of small exhibitions highlighting HUSH’s design exploration into carbon costs, materiality, data-driven design processes, and a new type of aesthetic form.


The Pudding Showreel

The Pudding: Matt Daniels, Llia Blinderman, Russell Samora, Jan Diehm, Kevin Litman-Navarro, Michelle McGhee, Caitlyn Ralph

At its highest level, The Pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. Independent and funded exclusively by a sister agency called Polygraph, authors (a.k.a. Journalist-Engineers) take complete ownership of their work – from choosing the story idea, to data, to design, and to development.


Space to the People

Aurelie Barbier, Patricia Semmler, Space to the people Ltd

Space to the People is an installation about the future of cities and speculative space settlements. alongside a wide geodesic dome, Visitors are invited to view an interactive video about the project and select a place in their city (via QR code) that should be preserved and reimagined in an artificial environment.

Untitled Artworks

Numina, installation by Can Sucuoglu

Collaborators: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Kaveh Waddell, Consumer Reports, Matías Kalwill, NYCDOT, Regional Plan Association

Numina is a Brooklyn-based technology company whose sensor and data platform helps cities understand how people use the public realm (streets, parks, and plazas). In their platform, travel and movement patterns are analyzed to support urban planning initiatives that improve walkability, bikeability, and transportation equity in cities. Numina has worked in more than 35 cities around the world and recently installed in 4 boroughs of New York City.

What We Measure

Sarah Kay Miller
What we measure reflects what we value, and those who define measurements hold power. We currently live in a time where precision is highly valued, and measurement systems are shared globally. While most of our modern measurement systems are standardized, there are thousands of different kinds of measures, many of which were squishier or softer than our modern tools. Measurements were created within small communities, and related to the tools, people, or environments.

The Exhibition will be open to the public from May 20th – June 10th, 2023.

THURSDAY–SUNDAY: 11 am to 5:00 pm

This Event is sponsored by 10XBETA Venture Studio.

Learn more at https://arcg.is/1WLmST.


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST


BLDG 92: Brooklyn Navy Yard Center
63 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States
Event Format
Live (indoor)
Event Type
Open to Public
Design Discipline
Digital and Technology