We invite artists, data professionals, designers, scientists, historians, activists, coders, policy makers, etc. to submit proposals for our 2021 exhibit. As DxD is part of the NYC’s Open Data Week, submissions should use at least one NYC open dataset, available through NYC Open Data.
Data Through Design’s 2021 exhibition theme is Ground Truth: the insight we receive from being ”on the ground,” collecting or confirming data through direct observation, as opposed to abstract estimates, samples, or reports derived from remote locations. Data Through Design seeks works that investigate this experience to connect data and the public to physical place and personal experience.
At a time of unprecedented, large-scale social and environmental upheaval, we invite artists to step out into their world to examine the relationship between lived experience and the overlay of data and mediated information used to interpret such experience. In this context, Ground Truth offers a wide range of meanings for exploration:
Statistics and datasets form representations that are shaped by the unique point of view and methods of their creation and are never truly objective. We encourage artists to explore the gap between data and observation or to question the very meaning of “truth” in data.
Find more information and submit a proposal here: https://2020.datathroughdesign.com/submission
Key Dates and Information
Deadline for Submissions: November 16, 2020
Acceptance notification date: December 3, 2020
Exhibition dates: March 5 - 12, 2021
Location: Pending (NYC)
Stipend: $700-$1,000 (amount still be finalized)
Eligibility: Creative project proposals from artists and professionals (as individuals or collaborative teams) of all backgrounds are welcome. 8-10 projects will be selected for the 2021 exhibition based on the strength of the project ideas and plans, proposal clarity, and relevance to the 2021 theme. Stipends will be provided to support project production. Participants who are not U.S. citizens must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Media and formats: We plan to exhibit the work in a gallery space but because of the uncertainties and need for social distancing this year, we encourage artists to explore formats that offer experiences outside the gallery as well; such as site-specific, virtual or experiential projects.
Whatever form the project takes, we ask artists to provide versions that can be presented online in the event that circumstances prevent a gallery exhibition. This can be the actual project if it is digital, or documentation of the project if it is a physical object, installation or experiential work. Outdoor, site specific and experiential proposals are encouraged but artists will be responsible for any necessary permits.
Proposals must include: Project description and supporting sketches / diagrams, proposed datasets, 5-10 work samples, and a short bio. See submission form for specific information and file size requirements.
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