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Data Bus

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tom Schofield, Professor John Bowers


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Data Bus is a commissioned work of art and visualisation for Tyne and Wear Museums. Riders of the number 31 bus in Newcastle upon Tyne grab a ‘data snapshot’ with their smartphone which combines dominant colours from the camera with data extracted from the 2011 census. An imaginary bus route map is created using colour comparisons across the city.In the museum, this data is combined with recorded audio along the bus route to create an installation artwork that is concerned with the tension between local specificity and generalisation in data-rich descriptions of place.

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Schofield T, Bowers J

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2016

Number of Pieces: 1

Venue: Discovery Museum

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Media of Output: Web app, 2 channel projection, 5 channel sound