1. Data as Culture: Open Day

    The Open Data Institute (ODI) and MzTEK invite you to the Data as Culture Open Day on 16 March 2013, 12pm – 6pm.

    The Data as Culture collection is set in the offices of the ODI, and aims to bring tangible interventions into the mass accretion of data around us. This is an opportunity to see the artworks in the collection and speak to the curators and some of the artists.

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    Informal presentations from 2.30pm – 4pm, refreshments provided.

    Confirmed Artists

    Ellie Harrison, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Phill Archer, Benedikt Gross

    Learn more about the artists and the artworks.


    Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE


    16 March 2013, 12pm – 6pm,  informal presentations take place between 2.30 – 4pm.

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  2. MzTEK on BBC Radio5 Outriders

    We’re excited to have been interviewed about our involvement with the ODI Data-Driven Art commission, by our friends at BBC Radio5 Outriders! Sophie McDonald talks to Jamillah Knowles on Outriders 13 Nov 2012 Mixed Treats.

    Outriders is BBC Radio 5 live’s programme dedicated to exploring the frontiers of the web. It is broadcast on Tuesdays at 0300 in Up All Night.


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  3. SHOW & TELL: Julie Freeman

    Calling all women artists/techies/tinkerers!

    Come and join Julie Freeman introducing the technicalities of her latest work in the next MzTEK P2P show ‘n’ tell.

    Julie recently returned from ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) in Belfast at the end of August, where she showed the piece Specious Dialogue III.

    Specious Dialogue III consists of a pair of movable, sculptural concrete forms that house wireless audio playback systems. Mounted on pairs of swivel castors the forms are designed to be played with – pushed, rolled, kicked and shoved around the exhibition space. They are physical audio curiosities with personality.
    Julie will be discussing the story of the work from the initial commission through to version 3.  She will talk about how she built it from sourcing and constructing the concrete forms, to the writing of the Max>/MSP patch as well as the development of the piece through the sound recording and editing. She will be accompanied by sound producer Dan Grigson (Grantby) who will give hands-on hints and tips on voice-over recording, editing and formating.


    Specious Dialogue was commissioned by Cybersonica for Soundwaves 07 and has been shown in London, Luxembourg, Dublin and Limerick.

    December 3rd, 6pm – 8pm
    Space,  129 – 131 Mare St, Hackney, London, E8 3RH
    How to get there… http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/contact/SPACE/
    Please feel free to bring refreshments

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