Art makes data sticky.

At our Austin chapter, artist Laurie Frick speaks on our relationship with our data. She explores the future of the quantified-self and shares her own work.

About the speaker

Laurie Frick is a data artist. She uses self-tracking data to construct hand-built works and installations to imagine a time when sensors track and predict our behavior. She holds an MFA from the New York Studio School, an MBA from the University of Southern California and studies at New York University’s (arts & technology) ITP program. Using her background in engineering and high-technology she explores the future of the quantified-self where iphones and gadgets gather and present patterns of how we feel, stress level, mood and bio-function digitally recorded and physically produced as intelligent wallpaper.

Frick recently was awarded residencies by the Neuroscience Research Center University of Texas, the Headlands, Yaddo and the Bemis Center. Frick’s talks and publications include The Huffington Post, Nature Publishing Group, Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, NPR and in 2013 a TED talk at TEDxAustin. This past year she had solo exhibitions at Texas State University, Oklahoma Contemporary and Marfa Contemporary. She is represented by Edward Cella in Los Angeles.

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What I started to realize was that my data added up to a picture of me, this part of me that is hidden, this part of me that I don't notice or see, that was maybe richer and more complex and more interesting than I could even remember about myself. — Laurie Frick

What I started to realize was that this added up to a picture of me: this part of me that's hidden, this part of me that I don't notice or see that was maybe richer, and more complex, and more interesting than I could even remember about myself. — Laurie Frick

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