A (Video) Talk prepared by Neringa Dastoor for the symposium held at FACT in Liverpool entitled The Theatre of Measurement: Instruments and Data.
I draw on textiles and use hands-on-making for information collection, analysis and visualisation. Drawing as playful yet documentary mark-making can be quite methodical. A drawing is not that real thing any more – it is only visual marks. Selected marks applied onto particular objects become a starting point, a conversation for further investigation of how I, we, inhabit and understand the world.
At the end of the day information is only meaningful when encountered through senses and brain. Practicing to actively engage those parts of the body is key. On a higher note... According to the cartoonist Stephen Collins: new technology will CREATE new jobs, such as oiling the robots and cleaning the bits from the robot’s teeth… Clearly, hands-on skills will be very much sought after in the digital future.