(call) V&A Data Vis Residency (20170707)

Flight Patterns, 2005 – 2009, Aaron Koblin

V&A writes:

The Victoria & Albert Museum Research Institute (VARI) is inviting
nominations and applications for a yearlong embedded residency at the
Museum for practitioners working with data as their medium. The
appointed resident will be based at the V&A South Kensington’s
Research Department on a part-time basis between October 2017 and
October 2018.

The V&A holds considerable quantities of data and of information about
its collection objects, and digital infrastructures increasingly form
the connective tissue between objects, information, curators and
visitors – both in house and online. Artists working in code and as
developers are producing artworks, experiences and events with museum
data, creating visualisations, systems and software design, hackathons
and more by employing and repurposing digital tools and languages such
as (but not limited to) JavaScript, algorithms, GIS, text/image mining
and semantics.

Working with the multiple layers of collections information held in
the V&A Museum, we would like the VARI Embedded Resident to make
data-focused works that propose new points of entry, navigation and
engagement with both collections and the information that we hold
about them, eliciting meaningful forms of participation both onsite
and offsite, and by the widest range of possible publics.

For full details on eligibility criteria and the application process:

Deadline for applications: 7 July 2017

Interview date: 20 July 2017