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The Goddesses of Venus
"Last year, Eleanor Lutz made a medieval-style map of Mars. As a follow-up, she’s made a topographical map of Venus. The features on Venus are named for female mythological figures & notable women and Lutz provides a small biography for each one on the map. Among those featured on the map are:

Anne Frank
Selu (Cherokee Corn Goddess)
Kali (Hindu Goddess, Mother of Death)
Virginia Woolf
Sedna (Eskimo Whose Fingers Became Seals and Whales)
Ubastet (Egyptian Cat Goddess)
Beatrix Potter
Edith Piaf

Here are the full lists of the craters, mountains, and coronae on Venus."
maps  mapping  women  eleanorlutz  mars  venus  myths  mythology  myth  history  biographies  biography  2017  infoviz  religion  science  space  astronomy 
january 2018 by robertogreco
OBJECT AMERICA
"The Observational Practices Lab, Parsons, (co-directed by Pascal Glissmann and Selena Kimball) launches a multi-phase project and investigation, OBJECT AMERICA, to explore the idea of “America” through everyday objects. The aim is to use comparative research and observational methods—which may range from the scientific to the absurd—to expose unseen histories and speculate about the future of the country as a concept. The contemporary global media landscape is fast-moving and undercut by “fake news” and “alternative facts” which demands that students and researchers build a repertoire of strategies to assess and respond to sources of information. For the first phase of OBJECT AMERICA launching in the fall of 2017, we invited Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, to choose an object for this investigation which she believed would represent “America” into the future (she chose the Model 500 Telephone by Henry Dreyfuss designed in 1953). Researchers will investigate this object through different disciplinary lenses — including art, climate science, cultural geography, data visualization, economics, history of mathematics, medicine, media theory, material science, music, poetry, and politics — in order to posit alternative ways of seeing."

[via: https://twitter.com/shannonmattern/status/915366114753990660 ]
objects  pascalglissmann  selenakimball  ellenlupton  art  climate  science  culturalgeography  datavisualization  economics  mathematics  math  medicine  mediatheory  materialscience  music  poetry  politics  seeing  waysofseeing  geography  culture  history  climatescience  dataviz  infoviz 
october 2017 by robertogreco
The Typical Weather Anywhere on Earth - Weather Spark
"Get monthly, daily, and hourly graphical reports. Great for event and trip planning!"
weather  climate  cities  classideas  infoviz  visualization 
september 2017 by robertogreco
tegabrain
"I'm an artist, researcher and environmental engineer from Sydney, Australia.

My work rethinks the infrastructures, interfaces and institutions that structure our relationship with larger environment systems. So far I've made disfunctional devices, experimental infrastructures, speculative services and information visualisations (sometimes using underpants).

What I've been doing lately...

I'm currently teaching at the School for Poetic Computation in New York, where I've just run a Speculative Computation workshop. I've recently been in residence at the Environmental Health Clinic at New York University, exhibited a new work at Eyebeam Centre for Art and Technology, NYC and was awarded a Creative Australia Fellowship for early career artists from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2013.

I am a member of the Ordinary Collective and have also been involved with a number of artist run spaces and festivals in Sydney including being a former resident at Lanfranchis’ Memorial Discotheque. I have taught art, design and engineering at universities in Sydney and am currently based in Brooklyn.

Get in touch

Email: tega.brain[at]gmail.com
Twitter: @tegabrain

To hear about upcoming exhibitions, please join my mailing list: [form]

Collaborators:

Brendan Phelan, Caddie Brain, Natalie Jeremijenko, Leah Barclay, Kirsty Boyle, Ramon Guardans, Keith Armstrong, Diego Bonneto, Mark Gerada, Brad Miller, Adam Hinshaw, Leigh Russell, Angelo Vermeulen, Jodi Newcombe

My CV is here."
teganbrain  art  artisits  environment  speculativecomputation  technology  visualization  infoviz  information 
may 2014 by robertogreco

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