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Talk – Digital

The Art and Beauty of Data

  • Brendan Dawes

    Artist

Date

Venue

The Old Library

Duration

minutes

Join Brendan Dawes as he shows how he tries to find the poetry within data to create data-born work for people rather than geeks. From large scale real-time interactive work, to electronic curiosities to data you can hold and touch, Brendan will take you behind the scenes of what went into the work, including the things that went well and more interestingly the things that sometimes went wrong. He may even have some giveaways too!

Speakers

Brendan Dawes

Artist

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Brendan

Dawes

Artist

Brendan Dawes is an artist exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using form and code with an eclectic mix of digital and analogue materials. Author of two books on interaction design, his work is featured in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, has been 3D printed on the International Space Station and has been honoured in awards including Fast Company Innovation by Design, Information is Beautiful and D&AD. Clients include Airbnb, Google, Twitter, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Intel, Cancer Research UK, Mailchimp, M&C Saatcci, EE, PWC, The Atlantic, and Arup.

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the old libary, custard factory birmingham

The Old Library

Located at The Custard Factory, in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s Creative Quarter, The Old Library is a truly unique space. The original library first opened as one of Birmingham’s five free libraries in 1866, and it is now the only one still standing. The library’s doors closed to the public in 1940 and remained closed until 1990. Many of the Victorian period features have been recently restored, including vaulted ceilings and iconic arch windows – making the interior light and airy, and flooded with natural daylight.

The Old Library is easily reached by public transport, car, or about 10 minutes walk from Birmingham city centre.

Facilities
  • Nearby Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Access Seating Available
  • Toilets
Address

The Old Library,
Zellig,
Gibb Street,
Birmingham, UK

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