Image: Copyright Brendan Walker

ODI Fridays: Vicarious – the emotional impact of data

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Fri Mar 6, 2020 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Described by The Times as ‘the world’s only Thrill Engineer’, performance artist Brendan Walker will give a broad overview of his creative digital projects from the last 20 years

ODI Fridays are free lunchtime lectures for everyone. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Described by The Times as ‘the world’s only Thrill Engineer’, performance artist Brendan Walker will give a broad overview of his creative digital projects from the last 20 years.

Brendan’s projects often use live broadcast and recorded data from a mixture of sources that include: biomedical sensors, environmental monitoring and black box instrumentation. His projects span live performance and installation, and are just as likely to feature on the TV as factual entertainment, as they are to appear in art galleries and museums.

About the speaker

Brendan Walker is a Renaissance Showman – a technology-inspired performance artist. His multi-faceted thrill performances have provided popular entertainment for audiences from the Science Museum to Alton Towers, and his work has featured at V&A, London and MoMA, New York. Brendan originally trained and worked as an aeronautical engineer, before practicing as a digital artist and ride designer. Brendan is Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex University and a regular broadcaster on TV and radio.

Live stream

There will be a live stream of the full talk here from 1pm on Friday 6 March 2020.