Geert Mul & Michel Banabila: Big Data Poetry NL

Big Data Poetry, an audiovisual live performance

Date: Friday December 13th

Time: 20:45-21:30
Location: Paard van Troje (main)

Geert Mul & Michel Banabila: Big Data Poetry (audio visuele live performance)

Geert Mul and Michel Banabila’s “Big Data Poetry” is an fourty minute audio visual live performance combining three disciplines: sound, linguistics and moving image, thus visualising language as a database of cultural identity.

The consonants and vowels of specific languages are used to create unique language-specific audio visual compositions. The wildly different linguistic systems extant today are the products of cultural evolution on a timescale of many millennia. Big Data Poetry connects this offspring of human creativity with a more recent cultural invention: the database.
Databases are used as a tool to store, analyze and re-combine (audio/visual/scientific) data. Consequently the database influences our way of creating narratives an even the substance and structure of “culture”. Big Poetry Data explores this, using databased media, linking long-term cultural evolution and short-term digital tinkering.

Big Data Poetry celebrates the diverse forms of cultural identity from across the globe.

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