The Architecture of Information
An exhibition of selected works is currently underway in Durham's Net Park Incubator
Data Portraits featured on the BBC News Webstite.
Data Portraits featured on wired.co.uk.
Data Portraits featured on the Telegraph Website.
Data Portraits featured in National Geographic
WHAT ARE DATA PORTRAITS?
Data Portraits represent a new art concept. Developed by the Newcastle based artist and academic Dr. Martyn Dade-Robertson, Data Portraits are derived from the data we use every day and represent the footprint that we all leave on the digital world, either directly through our creation of personal web spaces or indirectly as we interact with cyberspace through web searches or blogs.
Martyn has developed a way of mapping web sites to freeze them at a point in time. He is able to capture, not only the navigational links that a web user sees, but also links to code, images, videos and the layer of external links which, together, make up the complete structure of a web site. Using these web maps, Martyn is able to create incredibly complex drawings – each one of which is unique and visually stunning.