Digital images are based on a double crisis of representation: On the one hand, digital data are not visual, and pictorial representations are not their necessary form of appearance. On the other hand, in a data-driven world it seems impossible for the human observer to obtain an insight into, or overview of, the many varieties of data generation and information processing that define today’s world. The project draws on exemplary procedures from art and visual culture that develop alternative forms of representation and experience via data structuring, information generation and interpretation. These works and practices will be conceptualized under the term cognitive mapping.
Susanne Leeb, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Dr. Jenny Nachtigall, Leuphana University Lüneburg