Graph Commons & Burak Arikan

Making data graphs accessible –  Amazing stuff!

From Artists in Laboratories Radio Series:

“…beautiful but also politically-revealing data mapping with Burak Arikan, a New York and Istanbul based artist working with complex networks. Burak runs social, economic, and political issues through an abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces and draws up predictions that render inherent power relationships visible, thus discussable. Arikan’s software, prints, installations, and performances have been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally. Arikan is the founder of Graph Commons, a platform dedicated to providing “network intelligence” for everyone.

 

Define American

How do you Define American?

“Migration was never about legality. It was always about who has the power to define borders and laws. And we must remember that laws don’t always equal justice.”

Jose Antonio Vargas
http://www.defineamerican.com

 

Apartheid was legal.
The Holocaust was legal.
Slavery was legal.
Colonialism was legal.
Legality is a matter of POWER, not justice.

Uta Barth – Photographer

I just came across Uta Barth‘s work and I’m incredibly smitten!

Her images are deeply poetic and imbued with the unfocused essence of what is, rather than fully representing something plainly visible… In ways that are similar to my own images – although much of her work is much more sophisticated – and perhaps, intentional (rather than accidental or intuitive like my photography)… Very inspiring!

Could I possibly…?