DATAPRINT is a project of Kaimera Productions, which I'm the Co-Artistic Director of. For detailed information about the project, please visit the Kaimera's website.
The aim of DATAPRINT is to invite audiences to examine the impact of their online fingerprint and question the ethics of data mining through an immersive, installation-type performance that blends theater, music, dance and multimedia. The installation will function as a participatory exhibit. Participants and/or passersby will go through the process of mining the data of those around them, while being subjected to others mining their own data. The data will then be interpreted live by a video artist, a dancer and a musician, based on a predetermined video, movement and sound vocabulary, resulting in a performative response to the data mining process. The project aims to spark dialogue on the way our data fingerprint defines who we are and, through this process, bring the participants a step closer to understanding the complex and rapidly growing universe of data mining.
DATAPRINT has been partially developed through residencies at the Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga,CA) and the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology (Bangalore, India). DATAPRINT has also benefited from funding support from the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, HermanMiller Cares, and Adobe.
More information can be found on the website of Kaimera Productions.