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Data as culture

Data as culture

During a recent Open Data Institute lunchtime lecture, associate curator in residence, Hannah Redler, offered a pertinent provocation regarding the terminology used to describe art that makes use of or responds to networked technologies. The actual wording we use, whether ‘new media art’ or ‘digital art’ or ‘computational art’, she argued, is becoming somewhat moot, for what we increasingly mean is just ‘contemporary art’, or perhaps simply ‘art’.