Drew Hemment

Drew Hemment
FuturEverything

Dr. Drew Hemment, an artist, designer and researcher, is founder and CEO of the FutureEverything digital art and innovation company (est. 1995), and Associate Director of the ImaginationLancaster creative lab at Lancaster University. He directs the Data Art and Open Data Cities projects at FutureEverything, responsible for commissioning and delivering a range of data visualisation artworks, and helped to establish DataGM.gov.uk, the Greater Manchester Datastore. He is Co-I on £5M The Creative Exchange Knowledge Exchange Hub (AHRC) and Co-I on £1.9M Catalyst project (EPSRC). Shortlisted for Big Chip 2011, Winner of Lever Prize 2010, Shortlisted for Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010 and Arts & Business Award 2010, Runner Up Lever Prize 2009, Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 for the artwork Loca: Set To Discoverable. His work has been covered by New York Times, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, BBC and NBC, and he has served on many international Art Juries including UNESCO DigiArts. In 1999, awarded a PhD at Lancaster University, in 2009 elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK), and in 2010 an Eyebeam resident (USA).

Sessions

Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Moritz Stefaner (http://moritz.stefaner.eu), Gerrit Kaiser, Drew Hemment (FuturEverything)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
emoto is a unique data art project that sets out to visualise the worldwide emotional response to the Olympic Games 2012. We track social media sites for emotional status messages related to the Games and visualise the crowd's reponse in real-time and in an aggregate data sculpture. This talk will show behind the scenes material on how to master real-time large scale social media mining. Read more.

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