Bring Your Own: Voices of the Contemporary is an open workshop which takes place at the Carpenter Center of Harvard University. BYO fosters discussion and debate about pressing issues in contemporary culture across Harvard and Boston area communities by bringing to campus emerging figures in contemporary art for informal evening conversations. In April 2012, the topic of BYO was Locating Media:
Advanced computer generated mapping and data visualization techniques often abstract the tangible effects of the information they compile and display. Bringing together artists and scholars working in the disparate fields of cartography, musicology, and astrophysics, this panel investigates contemporary efforts to short-circuit data’s sometimes distancing effects and create a more direct, participatory relationship between data, media, bodies, and environments.
I was invited, together with NYU artist Wafaa Bilal and Columbia University musicologist Beau Bothwell to talk about airports. The full transcript and slides of my presentation are available here.