I returned Paula’s visit and we spoke about the direction of her art. She’s going digital in a big way – as in big data. Her concept is to create portraits using not only a person’s appearance, but also a visualization of some of the facts of their lives.
Here’s a visual portrait from her website (Angela):
She’s using Tableau (image from a Tableau user):
We talked about a lot of different avenues for data as portrait. I suggested that electric sheep might be a way visualize data more artfully.
After the visit, I sent Paula my digital genome. From 23andme.com I mean…