Recording Circles

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This body of work explores the fluidity of creating a personal narrative on the self through the use of collected and created datasets. Narrative suggests stories, and as Connelly and Clandinin state “humans are story-telling organisms who, individually and socially lead storied lives” (1990; 2). Constructing, understanding and articulating our ‘story’ to the self and others requires ‘thick’ descriptions of the lived experience (Geertz, 1973). Consider Fry’s assertion that “data never stays the same” (2008; 3). In this residency I explored a visual narrative of the self using relevant datasets, personal and public, to articulate complex and tangled realities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

Bibliographical note

Reference text: Connolly., M., Clandinin., D.J. (1990) Stories of Experience and Narrative Inquiry, Educational Researcher, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 2-14
Fry, B. (2008) Visualizing data: Exploring and explain data with the processing environment, Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media.
Geertz, C. (1973) The Interpretation of Culture, USA: Basic Books


  • Big Data
  • digital art


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