DATA: Information output by a sensing device or organ that includes both useful and irrelevant information
and must be processed to be meaningful. Ref. Merriam Webster dictionary
PRIMAL FORMS can convey implicit meanings to scientific data that give them dual resonnance
so the data may be 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
Living Data develops and presents
visualisations that are:
Engaging to the senses
True to the science
Clear in language
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". I start on this animation as a joke, a play on words: I will be an artist's model in a scientist's model of the world.
Lisa Roberts24 September 2013
Core scientific data come from the Australian Antarctic Division
and the Faculty of Environmental Science
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
This website is developed in Open Source software on Linux operating systems.