Today Bálint Ferenczi and Attila Bujdosó run 'Beyond Data' workshop on data embodiment at the great Lift conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
This is actually the 4th workshop in the row, initiated by Melinda Sipos at Kitchen Budapest and Angela Plohman at Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven. We will apply an adjusted, concentrated version of the Beyond Data Lab process that will reflect a number of themes touched upon at Lift12. Physical artifacts from the previous workshops will act as triggers for discussion and further development.
Beyond Data Lab at Lift12 aims to find new ways of understanding data. We want to go beyond visualization by creating tangible interfaces through which people can get in touch with data. We emphasise the existence and importance of such terms as data physicalisation, data embodiment and datacrafting. Our exploration specifically focuses on different data sources as material to design, transform and learn from. With our workshop at Lift12 we would like to extend our interest and further explore this theme together with the conference participants. We are eager to share our methodology in a clearly different context, confront the above mentioned terms with new territories and learn what people (participants) think about them. We expect new directions to unfold through possible actions, concepts, and rapid prototyping in the framework of the workshop.
Read more about the process and research at http://beyondata.tumblr.com/.
Lift conference is one of the most outstanding and inspiring events in Europe, so we are happy to be back after exhibiting several projects back in 2009.