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Nancy Paterson, Ph.D is exhibiting her work in Internet infrastructure visualization at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery

 
DateFriday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 5:00am

Website

http://exhibits@pratt.edu

Location

144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011 212.647.7778

Nancy Paterson, Ph.D [Faculty of Art] is exhibiting her work in Internet infrastructure visualization at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery December 11, 2015–January 30, 2016 ---[https://www.pratt.edu/events/exhibitions/pratt-manhattan-gallery/]

Curated by Christiane Paul

Nancy Paterson’s contribution to this group exhibition has 2 parts: the original interactive visualization which became located at a hidden URL [flash based animation] entitled CHmaps - http://www.vacuumwoman.com/hidden/url/
and the project collaboration with the University of Toronto entitled IXmaps - http://www.ixmaps.ca

Artist statement:
Cyberfeminism gave rise to networked feminism a development that paralleled the transition in my creative practice/research. The Internet based mediawork Stock Market Skirt led directly to creative visualization of Internet infrastructure in an early first generation flash project depicting Internet carrier-hotel interconnection points in NAmerica. This early work was entitled CHmaps, now located at a hidden URL. The visualization attracted attention from potential collaborators including Dr Andrew Clement at the Faculty of Information University of Toronto and the project transitioned to UofT database servers and became re-titled IXmaps. After a period of time it became more driven by research aims at UofT and at this time the database is still hosted there.
http://www.vacuumwoman.com
http://www.ixmaps.ca

Curator statement:
This exhibition will investigate the strategies and social relevance of digital art works exploring surveillance, the rights of the individual, and the transparency (or lack of transparency) of government programs. The exhibition features artworks and activist projects that look back at the apparatus of government agencies and systems of control, addressing issues surrounding ethics, accountability, and the visual and sonic vocabulary used to see or hear the individual or systems of power. Neither a surveillance nor sousveillance exhibition per se, the show is supposed to ask questions about limits of transparency and visualization and what we can know from data. How are we being watched and how are we watching government agencies and systems of control? What are the differences in how citizens see the state apparatus and how systems of power see the citizen? Where are the boundaries between the protector and traitor and where do we need to protect ourselves from our protectors (the governments trying to ensure our safety)?

DateFriday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 5:00am

Website

http://exhibits@pratt.edu

Location

144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011 212.647.7778

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 5:00am

Nancy Paterson, Ph.D [Faculty of Art] is exhibiting her work in Internet infrastructure visualization at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery December 11, 2015–January 30, 2016 ---[https://www.pratt.edu/events/exhibitions/pratt-manhattan-gallery/]

Curated by Christiane Paul

Nancy Paterson’s contribution to this group exhibition has 2 parts: the original interactive visualization which became located at a hidden URL [flash based animation] entitled CHmaps - http://www.vacuumwoman.com/hidden/url/
and the project collaboration with the University of Toronto entitled IXmaps - http://www.ixmaps.ca

Artist statement:
Cyberfeminism gave rise to networked feminism a development that paralleled the transition in my creative practice/research. The Internet based mediawork Stock Market Skirt led directly to creative visualization of Internet infrastructure in an early first generation flash project depicting Internet carrier-hotel interconnection points in NAmerica. This early work was entitled CHmaps, now located at a hidden URL. The visualization attracted attention from potential collaborators including Dr Andrew Clement at the Faculty of Information University of Toronto and the project transitioned to UofT database servers and became re-titled IXmaps. After a period of time it became more driven by research aims at UofT and at this time the database is still hosted there.
http://www.vacuumwoman.com
http://www.ixmaps.ca

Curator statement:
This exhibition will investigate the strategies and social relevance of digital art works exploring surveillance, the rights of the individual, and the transparency (or lack of transparency) of government programs. The exhibition features artworks and activist projects that look back at the apparatus of government agencies and systems of control, addressing issues surrounding ethics, accountability, and the visual and sonic vocabulary used to see or hear the individual or systems of power. Neither a surveillance nor sousveillance exhibition per se, the show is supposed to ask questions about limits of transparency and visualization and what we can know from data. How are we being watched and how are we watching government agencies and systems of control? What are the differences in how citizens see the state apparatus and how systems of power see the citizen? Where are the boundaries between the protector and traitor and where do we need to protect ourselves from our protectors (the governments trying to ensure our safety)?

Venue & Address: 
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011 212.647.7778
Website: 
http://exhibits@pratt.edu
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