MzTEK has coordinated an art commission titled, “Data as Culture.” MzTek’s goal is to provide a learning community in technology and arts for women. The aim of this particular commission was to highlight the use of data in an artistic context and to challenge the perceptions of what defines data.

This interesting topic was inspired by a blog post titled “Data as Culture,” found on the Public Library of Science (PLOS) blogs. It is interesting to think of data as art. (I confess, I have never done that before.) Photographs of components and technology have never been more interesting or beautiful. This takes the idea of stock photos to a whole different level, and maybe even genre.

Take time to check out the article and the commission. It is a nice way to spend the holiday.

Melody K. Smith

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