The Theatre of Measurement

Friday 29 September / 10am - 5pm / The Box / FREE, booking required


A symposium and workshop on Data, Instruments, and Art.


With Citizen Sense (Jennifer Gabrys and Helen Pritchard), Re-dock (Ross Dalziel, Neil Winterburn, and Hwa Young) and Open Space Observatory (Kei Kreutler)


An event exploring critical and creative approaches to instrument making; data gathering, analysing, representation and dissemination; and art practice.


A morning symposium will feature presentations from invited speakers and those who have responded to a ‘Call for Instruments and Data’. Download the callout here.


Speakers will present their practices, focusing on the development of instruments and kits, fieldwork, and data analysis and visualization. Exploring issues including environmental sensing technology, citizen science, open-source technology, observational methodologies, the interoperability of data, and broader social and philosophical contexts. 


Followed by an afternoon workshop for participants to explore themes and practices discussed in the morning session.  


The event is intended to be suitable for a wide variety of people and interests, and no prior knowledge is required. Whether you an artist, researcher, technologist, or with a general interest in data, sensing or measurement, and want to know more about these fields and learn new skills – all welcome! 


The event coincides with The New Observatory exhibition, that presents the work of over 20 international artists (including work by Citizen Sense and Kei Kreutler) reimagining how we measure, predict and sense the world today.


Supported by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.

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