Dr Annja Neumann discusses the media arts-based research the Faust Shop she is in the process of developing. She asks how you can buy back your digital soul by stepping onto a new stage. The Faust Shop is part of her research project on the re-staging of public spaces in a digitized world.
Robert Good: I am an artist interested in words, text and language and in particular the migration of knowledge from the printed page to the internet, so I was excited to be included as an artist observer for this year’s Social Data School.
Heather Stallard: Running an intensive, application only summer school on how to create, use and think about social data during an international lockdown presented both a challenge and an opportunity: does this work online? Is it better?
Yasmin Faghihi: For the past ten years we have been working collaboratively in collecting manuscript descriptions sourced from legacy data and new research (with the manuscript in hand) and recording these findings in Fihrist, a union catalogue for Islamicate manuscripts in UK repositories.
Margaretta Jolly: The Women’s Liberation Movement is vividly brought to life by a new interactive ‘Spare Rib map’ which uniquely charts UK feminist activism and entrepreneurship across the 1970s-80s.