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Presenting Hasan Elahi: How Do our Lives Translate to Data?

When: Monday, October 31, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, ITW Classroom, 1-350, 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Northwestern Engineering Events   847.467.4950

Group: McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Category: Academic


Northwestern Engineering and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art present:

How Do our Lives Translate to Data?

Hasan Elahi
Interdisciplinary Artist, Professor

After 9/11, Bangladeshi-born American interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi was the subject of an intensive, erroneous FBI investigation. He responded by putting his entire life online, from his financial data to transportation logs. The resulting project, "Tracking Transcience," explores the relationship between location, repetition, technology, and surveillance in the media age.

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist working with issues in surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology, and the challenges of borders. Elahi has spoken at Tate Modern, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, International Association of Privacy Professionals, TED Global, and the World Economic Forum.

Elahi is currently an associate professor of art at the University of Maryland, and from 2011 to 2014 was the Director of the Design | Cultures + Creativity in the Honors College.

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