Big Data and World Making (Part of Digital Thresholds: from Information to Agency)

Tate Modern 

18 July 2016



Mishka Henner will be part of Digital Thresholds: from Information to Agency presenting the third session on 18 July 2016.


This four-week series led by writer/artist Daniel Rourke will explore the politics and potential of big data through the lens of contemporary art and the social sciences. Participants will assess the impact the digital revolution has had on notions of value attached to the invisible, the territorial and the tangible. We will look at artists and art activists who tackle the conditions of resolution, algorithmic governance, digital colonialism and world-making in their work, with a focus on key news events yet to unfold in 2016. 


Mishka Henner: Big Data and World Making


In this session we will explore the work of artists who channel surveillance and big data into the poetic re-making of worlds. We will compare and contrast nefarious ‘deep web’ marketplaces with ‘real world’ auction houses selling artworks to a global elite. Artist Mishka Henner will join us via skype to talk about artistic appropriation, subversion and the importance of provocation.



More information and tickets available here

July 18, 2016