Making Data Tangible
“Gurman’s installation is stunningly beautiful in a meditative way, and yet its content (a large bell tolls every hour counting the number of civilian casualties in Iraq) is explicitly political.”
Data Artist David Gurman is the Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer at VibrantData, building new interfaces for exploring hidden connections in data. His art installations are “real-time memorials” that use live data feeds and citizen reportage from conflict zones to create immersive realtime experiences.
David has received grants and fellowships from TED, National Endowment for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, the Eureka Fellowship, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Wattis Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. His work has been shown and acquired by international museums. His design work has been recognized by the FWA, WordPress, and Communication Arts. David's work has been written about in Politico, New York Times Lens Blog, BookForum, The Daily Beast and TIME.
Here is an interview with Gurman in Wired UK.
Here is an article in MAKE magazine describing one of his projects.
Here is an interview on TED.
Here is his TED Profile.
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