Network Alchemy

Joint talk with Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley, California.

In search of both computational and intuitive understandings of the nature of networks, Antonsen and Niemeyer push the boundaries of network visualization and sonification. In this talk, Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen discuss their interdisciplinary collaboration and their explorations of networks, specifically network transformations.

At high levels of abstraction, they show how transformations are frictionless and enchanting. Boundaries seem fluid. When networks are more concrete, transformations are also more challenging. How can the fluidity of abstraction help inspire and support new kinds of solutions in concrete situations?

Niemeyer and Antonsen present excerpts of their audiovisual and interactive work, and discuss what creative research can add to cold, hard structures of information technology. Antonsen and Niemeyer worked together on major projects including Network Paradox at Catharine Clark Gallery in 2018. and Quantopia at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco in 2019 with DJ Spooky.

Description of talk
March 24, 2020 at 1:15 PM
RITMO Seminar @ RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, University of Oslo