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Creativity, Data and Digital Culture: Interview with Antonio Roberts

Creativity, Data and Digital Culture: Interview with Antonio Roberts

Our first National Youth Trends Creative Comission

Tickets now available for the launch of these Creative Commissions on 29th September – book here.

Over the past two months, Antonio Roberts has been working with National Youth Trends data from 2020 – collected from nearly 2,000 young people across the UK – to create a series of digital artworks based on the insights. They will be released 29th September 2021.

In the meantime we caught up to chat about all things digital culture, research, art, and how creativity is an essential tool for how we can diversify the was collect, and communicate, data and insights.

Click play to find hear Antonio’s thoughts on:

  • how Covid-19 has impacted the digital art scene
  • why he could never live on a barge
  • how and why social media can have a positive impact on our collective futures
  • the bias and impact of AI

To get yourself an invite to the launch of this work, sign up to our pop culture mailer, the DL.

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and in his practice explores how technology continues to shape ideas of creation, ownership, and authorship. As a performing visual artist and musician he utilises live coding techniques to demystify technology and reveal its design decisions, limitations, and creative potential.

Cover image by Marcin Sz.

This video draws on data collected by National Youth Trends from 2000 young people across the UK. You can read more about their thoughts, feelings and innovations by clicking here, and having a mooch about.


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