more photos of Data Traces exhibition curated by Lev MANOVICH, Rasa SMITE and Raitis SMITS

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Dates: October 10 – November 22, 2015

Venue: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia)

Curators: Lev MANOVICH, Rasa SMITE and Raitis SMITS

The exhibition is organized by RIXC, The Center for New Media Culture, Riga (

DATA DRIFT exhibition presents a number of works by some of the most influential data designers of our time, as well as by artists who use data as their artistic medium. How can we use the data medium to represent our complex societies, going beyond "most popular," and "most liked"? How can we organize the data drifts that structure our lives to reveal meaning and beauty? (And can we still think of "beauty" given our growing concerns with privacy and commercial uses of data we share?) How to use big data to "make strange," so we can see past and present as unfamiliar and new?

Artists: SPIN Unit (EU), Moritz STEFANER (DE), Frederic BRODBECK (DE), Kim ALBRECHT (DE), Boris MÜLLER (DE), Marian DÖRK (DE), Benjamin GROSSER (US), Maximilian SCHICH (DE/US), Mauro MARTINO (IT/US), Periscopic (US), Pitch Interactive (US), Smart Citizen Team (ES), Lev MANOVICH / Software Studies Initiative (US), Daniel GODDEMEYER (DE/US), Dominikus BAUR (DE), Mehrdad YAZDANI (US), Alise TIFENTALE (LV/US), Jay CHOW (US), Semiconductor (UK), Rasa SMITE, Raitis SMITS/RIXC (LV), Martins RATNIKS (LV), Kristaps EPNERS (LV).

Exhibition photos: Lev Manovich and Kristine Madjare (

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