The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA, USA
Cubbon Park Metro Station, Bangalore, India
September 22 & 23, 2018
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION is the first fully produced version of the DATAPRINT project, presented amidst the global conversation around the ethics of data mining.
This first initiative of DATAPRINT invited audiences to reflect on the impact of their online fingerprint through an interactive multimedia installation that collects, processes, and distills real-time data generated in their public surroundings.
Visitors are offered the choice to personalize their experience by composing an avatar based on their virtual habits, witnessing a visual representation of their online conduct
as they enter a stunning world of dynamic data. The installation is accompanied by a dance piece that is performed once every hour. Inspired by the data flow, it adds a poetic reflection to the issues raised and enables visitors to perceive their invisible yet constantly evolving online persona.
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION premiered simultaneously at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose CA and the Cubbon Park Metro Station in central Bangalore, in the USA and India silicon valleys respectively, to spur the dialogue about online privacy and our increasingly data-driven society in two key cities in the technology sector. Following its debut, DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION is transferable to new locations to engage an extended circle of online users.
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION @ The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA, USA
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION @ Cubbon Park Metro Station
Created by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz
System Architecture by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz
Code Development by David Bengali, Chris Clapis, Kasrah Ghobadi
Projection Design, Graphic Design and Modeling by David Bengali
Narrative Design by David Kuelz
Choreography by Nikki Holck in collaboration with dancers
Music by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Sound by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai
Produced by the Kaimera Productions team: Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nicky Tsianti
Logo Designed by Akshita Poojari
Actors: Michael Brown, Jay Howell, Sangita Kumar, Dora Lohas, Diana Saeed (San Jose CA) & Pankaj Khanchandani, Anushka Nair, Brinda Nair, Vedanth Ramesh, Ajithlal Sivalal (Bangalore)
Dancers: Nick Bedard, Marisa Martin, Lauren Santos, Michael Zapesotsky (San Jose CA) & Paridhi Bihani, Ambareesh Durairaju, Akhil Jamkhandi, Navya Sah (Bangalore)
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION was produced through residencies at Montalvo Arts Center on the West Coast, Princeton University on the East Coast, and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore.
Presented as part of the 2018 Art In Transit Festival of Stories #8 in San Jose and Bangalore, a public art initiative by the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, as well as of After Tomorrow, a season by the French Consulate in San Francisco, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the French Tech San Francisco, the Institut Français, and the French American Cultural Society.
DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION has been supported financially and in-kind by Adobe, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, the U.S. Consulate India, French Consulate San Francisco and Bangalore, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Montalvo Arts Center, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, and The Tech Museum of Innovation.