An interactive multimedia installation and performance that blends technology and the arts into a participatory experience about data privacy.
Presented by Kaimera Productions as part of After Tomorrow, and with the 2018 Art in Transit Festival of Stories #8 in San Jose and Bangalore, a public art initiative by the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Kaimera Productions presents the first fully produced version of DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION amidst the global conversation around the ethics of data mining. Through an interactive multimedia installation that collects, processes, and distills real-time data generated in their public surroundings, audiences are invited to reflect on the impact of their online fingerprint. Visitors are offered the choice to personalize their experience by composing an avatar based on their virtual habits, witnessing a visual representation of their online conduct as they enter a stunning world of dynamic data. The installation is accompanied by a dance piece that is performed once every hour. Inspired by the data flow, it adds a poetic reflection to the issues raised and enables visitors to perceive their invisible yet constantly evolving online persona.
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION will premiere simultaneously in the USA and India silicon valleys - San Jose and Bangalore respectively - to spur the dialogue about online privacy and our increasing data-driven society in two key cities in the technology sector. Following its debut, DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION will be transferable to new locations to engage an extended circle of online users.
Created by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz
System Architecture by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz
Code Development by David Bengali, Chris Clapis, Kasrah Ghobadi
Projection Design, Graphic Design and Modeling by David Bengali
Narrative Design by David Kueltz
Choreography by Nikki Holck in collaboration with dancers
Music by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Sound by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai
Produced by the Kaimera Productions team: Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nicky Tsianti
Dancers Nick Bedard, Marisa Martin, Lauren Santos, Michael Zapesotsky
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION has been supported financially and in-kind by Adobe, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, the U.S. Consulate India, French Consulate San Francisco and Bangalore, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Montalvo Arts Center, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, and The Tech Museum of Innovation.
When? September 22-23, 2018.
Where? The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S Market Street, San Jose, CA.
The multimedia installation is the first initiative of Kaimera’s transmedia project DATAPRINT. DATAPRINT aims to spark dialogue about the ways our online behavior and use of technology define us and the implications of a data-driven world on society and on democracy. It is being developed in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Bangalore, and virtually, by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, and David Kueltz in collaboration with digital rights experts, software engineers, data analysts, sociologists, lawyers, and human rights and ethics experts.
About Kaimera Productions
Kaimera [kai-mee-rah] creates live experiences that blend theater, music, dance, multimedia, and the visual arts. Through performances devised collaboratively by experts in and outside of the arts, Kaimera provides platforms for audiences to come together in dialogue and examine some of the hardest questions our global society faces. Kaimera Productions was founded in 2016 by theater maker, director, curator, and educator Simón Adinia Hanukai and musician, theater artist, photographer, and environmentalist Jonathan Camuzeaux.