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Living Data in An Anthropocene Cabinet of Curiosities
Australian Galleries, Melbourne 3 May - 24 May 2015 for the 2015 Climarte Festival

Image: Josef Goding

 

DATA are outputs from sensing devices and organs
that include both useful and irrelevant information and must be processed
to be meaningful. Ref. Merriam Webster dictionary

PRIMAL FORMS are the circle, spiral and cross, that convey dual meanings
when data are recognised as both scientific information and expressions of connection.
Ref. Roberts. Antarctic Animation: Gestures and lines describe a changing environment2010 PhD thesis

CONNECTIVITY: [E]nvironmental values derive from a sense of connectivity with nature.
Ref. Dutcher et al. Connectivity With Nature as a Measure of Environmental Values
Environment and Behavior July 2007 vol. 39 no. 4 474-493

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Voice: Andrew Constable 2010
Data: Australian Antarctic Division
Music: Sophie Green, 2012
Camera: Christine McMillan
Animation/model: Lisa Roberts
Production assistance: Ken Wilson

In 2010 scientist Andrew Constable explains what he means by modelling and challenges me to "make a scientific model attractive to people through art". This video began as a joke, a play on words: I would be an artist's model within a scientist's model of the world.

Lisa Roberts24 September 2013

 

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and the Faculty of Environmental Science
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
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