Date:9 May 2014
    Time:15:30 - 16:30
    Price:Free entrance
    Location:Relocation: Collegezaal 5, Auditorium, TU/Eindhoven
    Street:Den Dolech 2
    Zip code:5612
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    Posted in lecture, 14th of April, 2014


    Friday afternoon lecture #3
    Sara Diamond, President of the University of the imagination

    And a special performance by experimental guitar virtuoso Aart Strootman. - IMPORTANT: CHANGE OF VENUE: COLLEGEZAAL 5 TU/e

    Friday afternoon lecture #3Friday afternoon lecture #3
    Friday afternoon lecture #3Friday afternoon lecture #3

    Data, data everywhere - how can we make it speak?

    We could describe data as the resource of the twenty-first century – gushing in plenitude; it must be harvested and refined to be of value. Visual analytics bears relevance to open government records, self-produced data, and health and industry data sets alike.  In a data-based economy designers and artists must be integral to the creation of tools which convert data to manageable, meaningful and beautiful communication. The talk will suggest a series of going concerns in the field of visual analytics, such as aesthetics, design methodologies, the use of metaphors.  It will provide examples drawn from the work of OCAD University’s Visual Analytics Laboratory, research at the Centre for Information Visualization and Data Driven Design and the work of artists and designers. What skills sets are needed for the visual analytics researchers of the future? 

    About Dr. Sara Diamond

    Dr. Sara Diamond is the President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination”. She holds a PhD in Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, a Masters in Digital Media theory and Honours Bachelors of Arts in History and Communications from Simon Fraser University. She is an appointee of the Order of Ontario and the Royal Canadian Society of Artists and a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada and the winner of the 2013 GRAND NCE Digital Media Pioneer Award.  She founded and led the Banff New Media Institute from 1995-2005. Diamond is a data visualization, wearable technology and mobile media researcher, artist and designer. She is co-principal investigator on the Centre for Information Visualization/Data Driven Design, leads OCAD University’s Visual Analytics Laboratory and holds significant funding from Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. Her book (with Sarah Cook) Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Dialogues, a history of the boom, bust and reset years of the first wave of digital media is currently available; published by Banff Centre Press and Riverdale Architectural Press, University of Waterloo. 

    About Friday afternoon lectures

    Gilles Holst, first Director of the famous Philips Natlab, already proclaimed in one of his official research reports, researchers with sufficient freedom and an open mind are most likely to be successfl. We - Baltan Laboratories, Holst Centre, TU Eindhoven, EIT ICT Labs and High Tech Campus Eindhoven believe this original vision for the Natlab could easily be forgotten in these times of increased specialization. Proactively addressing this issue, we committed ourselves to setting up a series of lectures that revive the original Natlab spirit. Are you a researcher, artist, designer or any other creative and inspired enthusiast? Then you should not miss out on this unique occasion to become inspired by top-notch speakers and to meet with like-minded souls.

    About Aart Strootman

    Aart Strootman (1987) started working with renowned guitarists at a very young age. By the age of 12 he received lessons from Dick Hoogeveen and Jorge Oraison at the Rotterdam conservatory. After high school he went to Tilburg to study under Hein Sanderink, there he received his Bachelors of Music cum laude in 2008. Decentralized he took lessons with Marlon Titre, Elliott Fisk and Scott Tennant and received his Master of Music with grade 10/10 cum laude at the Hogeschool Fontys & Zuyd in 2010. Besides classical guitar he received a Master of Music Theory at the same institute and at the University of Utrecht a Master of Arts in Musicology. 

    Since 2009 Aart teaches music history, solfège, analysis and performance studies at the Fontys school of Arts in Tilburg. With Arnold Marinissen he is artistic leader of ensemble F.C. Jongbloed. He is co-programmer of the annual chamber music series at De Link in Tilburg.

    Together with Bram Stadhouders, Aart Strootman plays music that hoovers somewhere between improvised and minimal music under the name of Stadhouders / Strootman. Founded with the support of MuziekLab Brabant and BKKC Aart Strootman is founder of minimal-chamber-metal band TEMKO. Besides that he is guitarist at ensemble Lunapark, Flipside Paradox and played together with dance companies T.R.A.S.H. and Club Guy&Roni. He has played solo with F.C. Jongbloed, Lunapark, Britten Symfonia and the Radio Orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk. In May 2014 he will perform with the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist he played recitals from local museums to the Barbican Hall, from Amsterdam to Wellington - mostly on homemade instruments or guitars built by Gimar Yestra.

    As a composer Aart is working for the theatre collective EELT and wrote music for numerous theatre plays. Also he wrote music for F.C. Jongbloed, DissonArt Ensemble, TEMKO and diverse soloists. Notations he made for Lunapark and Wouter Snoei. 

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