"Visual Provocations," an exhibition in UCSB Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, presents a visual exploration of trends in data, culture, and aesthetics created by an interdisciplinary group of six UCSB graduate students in the Department of Film and Media Studies class "Data Visualization as Media Praxis."
The exhibition begins from a shared interest in media praxis, a knowledge production framework that combines the disciplinary commitment of critical media studies with a conceptual art practice in film and media production. Students have produced data visualizations to generate new understandings of how culture is made, lived, and contested in the digital moment.
The students will present their work on the 85-inch 4K video monitors in the Collaboratory (2nd Floor, Mountain Side) during a reception at 5 pm Wednesday, April 27. The exhibition will be on display during Collaboratory hours from April 27 through June 12. Admission is free.