Uroš Krčadinac, Keynoter


7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

The Practice of Small Data: Poetic Topographies of Everyday Digital Life

Uroš Krčadinac


Within the context of contemporary technology-mediated societes, practices of data gathering, mining, analysis, and execution elevate themselves into practices of government by information systems. We argue, however, that data should not only be viewed as an instrument of power but also as a medium of creating personal and critical relationships with the world, a medium of creative inquiry, reflection, artistic experimentation, and poetic subversion. In contrast to the Big Data hype, we offer several examples of so-called “small data” practices, which emphasize personal and human relationship with data. Ranging from mapping personal geographic movement during long periods of time to organizing physical installations and collective performances that mimic database creation without any digital technology, these practices present us with a different, perhaps a poetic, topography of our everyday digital life.

Uroš Krčadinac, KEYNOTER

Uros Krčadinac was born in 1984 in Pančevo. In his work, he seeks to link his experiences from the fields of computer science, visual arts, literature, animation and interactive design. As a lecturer at the Department of Digital Arts at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, he is responsible for the courses Programming for Artists and Designers and Interactive Design. At the moment he is finishing his PhD studies at the University of Belgrade (FON – Laboratory for Applied Artificial Intelligence), where he graduated as the best student of his generation. He is the co-author, co-publisher, designer and illustrator of the book Bantustan, an infographic travelogue-novel about a three-month trip through Africa. He also works as an associate of the Design Seminar at Reserach Center Petnica. Uroš’s work has been recognized by international art festivals and scientific conferences such as American International Digital Media and Arts Association, as well as scientific journals such as IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and IEEE Transaction on Human-Machine Systems.