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Data forensics [in the landscape].
Workshop call. 6/7/8 November. Oslo
A practical workshop with Martin Howse and Julian Oliver.
Thursday 6th November – Saturday 8th November 2008
Atelier Nord, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo ( Kunstnernes Hus)

Participation fee is 500 NOK
Application deadline Friday 24th October
Send applications with brief statement of interest to office@anart.no
Further information: http://anart.no/projects/data_forensics

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With an emphasis on the active construction of hardware and software
apparatus, the Data forensics workshop will apply practical tools,
techniques and theory to analyse [un]intentional data emissions within
the city of Oslo.

The workshop extends a succession of practical and theoretical
investigations concerned with electromagnetic [EM] phenomena into the
world of data space. Spanning signal and noise, digits and decay, Data
Forensics explores the often unintuitive reality that digital data has
its own electromagnetic (physical) presence, a physicality that can be
read and perhaps even modulated through the carrier medium itself.

Data Forensics presents a window between the domain of the digital and
the physical; the digital both informs and reveals the physical and
vice versa. It is through this relationship that we can find a
fortuitous exchange of practices. We can – for example – borrow
techniques from real-world forensics to examine and attempt to make
sense of leaked data emissions. Alternatively, we can expose and
elaborate upon the notion of data sedimentation; taking an
archaeological approach to examining everyday digital activity.

Topics for active research and discussion within an artistic context
include but are not limited to:

making sense of landscape from a forensics perspective, photo and
audio reconnaissance, data sedimentation, data visualisation,
TEMPEST, cryptography, mapping of event intensity using GPS,
signals, noise and strategies for interpretation of the
intentionality of transmissions

Participants do not need to have practical or theoretical experience
within these multiple fields; a keen interest in this novel artistic
terrain is essential.

Participation is 500 NOK

Application deadline Friday 24th October

Send applications with brief statement of interest to office@anart.no

Further information: http://anart.no/projects/data_forensics

Questions to: office@anart.no

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Written by ajsteggell

October 24, 2008 at 8:55 am

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