Ekene Ijeoma on drawing and sculpting with data for Friedman Benda's 'Design in Dialogue'

On August 21, design in dialogue welcomed Brooklyn and Boston-based artist Ekene Ijeoma, whose creative practice lies at the intersection of life experience, data study, performance, and social efficacy. Through multiple fields of research, Ijeoma creates work ranging from apps and websites, to music performances and interactive installations by translating data into multimedia using computational design and conceptual art strategies. Ekene recently became an assistant professor at MIT’s Media Lab and directs the Poetic Justice research group, a platform for critical thinkers and makers exploring new forms of justice through art. In his conversation with Stephen Burks, Ijeoma elaborated on his interest in developing new ways of seeing, and understanding social issues, through data.

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