The Art of Big Data
- Gillian Tett for Financial Times Magazine July 5th, 2013
- Source: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/7b3a2828-e440-11e2-91a3-00144feabdc0.ht#axzz2Z8nSMjWP
Welcome to a curious new twist – and collision – that is under way in the art world today. A decade ago, most people assumed that computer geeks and data scientists lived in a distinctly different mental world from bohemian artists. The task of slapping paint on to a canvas is very different from constructing computer algorithms; spreadsheets are not usually associated with wild visual creativity, least of all when they involve Big Data.