Making visible the invisible: data in art and design
Workshop September 26 –28 2012
Lecture September 26
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Aaron Siegel (b.1983) is a transdisciplinarian with a concentration in computational information design. He received his BFA in Digital Media Art from the Cadre Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University in 2006, and his MFA in Design|Media Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008.
His motivation comes from interesting data sets, interfaces, and social justice applications. His work utilizes data visualization to address complex systems of power structures and networks of influence. He aims to achieve an overlapping relationship with aesthetic representations of data and scientific empiricism. His work strives to display relationships and correlations within information systems that would remain unseen from any other perspective.
The goal of many of his creative endeavors is to enable people with a greater understanding of a system larger than themselves; a technical capability usually reserved for large corporate and government institutions. By enabling the average citizen with data management, analysis, and visualization technology, an inverse panopticon can be created where the collective participation of a community can monitor and hold a larger institution accountable for its actions.
He has worked for various institutions including the University of California, Los Angeles, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Electroland, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SENSEable City Laboratory, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He has exhibited work in Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Reno, Memphis, Indianapolis, Seattle, New York, Guadalajara, Madrid, Trieste, Heidelberg, and Singapore.
From July 2012, Head of Interaction and Online Experience in Fabrica.