LUNCHTIME TALKS: ARTISTS USING DATA

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 12:55pm

LUNCHTIME TALKS:  ARTISTS USING DATA / SERIES OF TALKS 2021

Curated and Moderated by Miya Masaoka • Sponsored by the Collaboratory Fellows Fund

 FREE REGISTRATION  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Talk #3: Mendi + Keith Obadike: "Data Songs: Listening to Numbers, Listening to Light" Friday, June 4, 12–1 pm ET

Mendi + Keith Obadike are artists / composers who have worked with scientific research on human bioluminescence, search engine data, and databases related to state sanctioned violence. In this talk they will discuss recent installations and performances.

Register here for Zoom link: https://bit.ly/2RjrXri


Mendi + Keith Obadike have exhibited and performed at The New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Their projects include a series of large-scale, public sound art works: Blues Speaker (for James Baldwin) at The New School and Free/Phase at the Chicago Cultural Center & Rebuild Foundation, among others. They have released recordings on Bridge Records and books with Lotus Press and 1913 Press. Their honors include a Rockefeller New Media Arts Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, among others. Their recent projects are Anyanwu, a public sound installation; Book of Light, a sound and light show commissioned by Carnegie Mellon University; Lift, a meditation on the song known as the Black National Anthem (“Lift Every Voice And Sing”); the overnight musical work, Lull, a sleep temple; and a music/video work entitled, The Sun.  Keith is a professor in the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University and Mendi is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute. http://blacksoundart.com

 

For more info: soundart [at] columbia.edu

 

upcoming talk:
Talk #4: Wafaa Bilal: "Performing Change

Friday, June 11, 12–1 pm ET

 

 

Jointly founded by the Data Science Institute and Columbia Entrepreneurship, The Collaboratory@Columbia is a university-wide program that seeks to provide the resources and tools required to ensure that all Columbia University students receive the education and training that they need to lead in today’s data-rich world.