Quantified Self + Participatory Art = Quantified Art + Participatory Self

by Carol Torgan, Ph.D. on March 23, 2013

TateShots: Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe

The description:

“Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s ‘Measuring the Universe’ at Tate St Ives grew through the contribution of around 90,000 participants to a constellation of black marks.

Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.”

Did your parents measure you against a wall or doorframe when you were a kid?

What do you see when you look at these walls?   Data?   Art?   Stories?

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RED-DOLPHIN March 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

Thanks, glad you posted this as I will have no chance to visit this expo. Great combination of QS and Art !
Really fascinating to put those together.

Carol Torgan, Ph.D. March 25, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I think we will see much, much more of the intersection of these as the dance, music and fine arts communities embrace QS as well as the associated gadgets and sensors and their output. It’s gonna be fun!

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