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“Open Air” – Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay
25/05/2022 @ 15:30 - 16:30 EDT
Louise Latter, Curator of Birmingham Open Media will host a discussion to look at how Artists are working with air quality data to create informed and accessible digital artworks, that are not only abstract and beautiful but also breaking down barriers between obscure data, academic research and public engagement.
Dr. Francis Pope, Professor, Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham, is currently involved with the air pollution sensor that has been incorporated into the 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay Torch. Learn about his work measuring the causes and effects of air pollution, as well as his collaborative activities to make air pollution more understandable, tractable and soluble.
Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and in his practice explores how technology continues to shape ideas of creation, ownership, and authorship. As a performing visual artist and musician he utilizes live coding techniques to demystify technology and reveal its design decisions, limitations, and creative potential.
Fezz Stenton is a Canadian-based artist and creative technologist working at the interface of art, technology, and science. After moving to Toronto in 2013, he started his career in real-time visuals, lighting and projection mapping for events like the Foundry festival where he developed his craft with Artefact Creative setting a new bar for installation design at music events in Toronto.