From Data to Art: the Internet of Cultural Things

(9 December 2015) The British Library has recently started an AHRC funded project in partnership with King’s College London and University of Southampton called Internet of Cultural Things: Creative Explorations of Data in Cultural Institutions. As the title suggests, the aim of the project is to explore new perspectives on the creation, use and understanding of the data produced by the BL, opening up cultural data to creative and critical scholarly analysis.

Different sets of data ranging from items ingested into our digital repository to catalogue searches, to item requests – to quote here some examples – will be explored by the artist-in-residence chosen for the project, Richard Wright, who will work on the data in order to produce a work of art that translates the Library’s relation with its collections and users.

Read more in the BL Digital Scholarship blog.