Different Data Project
(Rachele Riley, Joshua Singer, Daniel McCafferty)
at NORDES 2015: Design Ecologies
June 7–11, 2015
Different Data is a collaborative design research project by Rachele Riley, Dan McCafferty and Joshua Singer. We collect, manipulate, and display data in location-specific public environments. The project maps narratives of the city—layering data gathered from open datasets, historical maps, field-work, and ‘data’ generated through studio-based experiments. We are investigating notions of place and revealing hidden, overlooked and silent narratives, using unexpected and poetic methods.
In June 2015, we (Rachele Riley, Joshua Singer, Dan McCafferty) traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the conference exhibition at NORDES 2015: Design Ecologies, held at Konstfack. We brought our experience from ‘Different Data Detroit‘ to Stockholm and created a new iteration of the Different Data project by working with data from the two cities and supposing connections. We worked on the project over the course of three days during the conference (June 7–11, 2015) on large sheets of paper hung on a 10 by 20 ft wall.
‘Maps, Tape, Video, Paper’
VCU School of Arts
April 7–8, 2016
Thank you VCUarts and the Department of Graphic Design, especially David Shields, Anne Graves, Matt Charbonneau, and Teresa Ilnicki.