Laurie Frick’s Data Portraits

Laurie Frick is a contemporary artist who uses self-tracking data to create objects and installations. Frick believes that her self-data visualizations paint a picture of her identity, and hence calls her work “data portraits.”

Floating Data (2015), shown below, was created based on data she collected from tracking her steps and location.

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In another project called Sleep Drawings (2010-2012), Frick used an EEG headband to monitor her sleep patterns over the course of three years, and then translated the data she collected into watercolor paintings.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/05/the-rise-of-the-data-artist/392399/

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2018/02/25/583682718/an-artist-sees-data-so-powerful-it-can-help-us-pick-better-friends

https://www.lauriefrick.com/

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