Critical Data Aesthetics Workshop

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7-10pm on Thursday, March 23

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre,

Suite 305, 370 King St. W., Kingston ON

Led by Wesley Goatley 

FREE for members / $5 for non-members, please register by emailing

We will cover methods for turning data into sounds and visuals, while engaging in a broader discussion around the ethical dimensions of making art with data.  A brief introduction to Max MSP (an audio-visual coding platform for artists and designers) will be included, demonstrating its capacity for critical artistic practices that incorporate data.

Following the workshop, participants will be invited to a tour of Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace, which houses editing equipment and resources for sound, photo and video-based practices.


About the instructor

Wesley Goatley is a sound artist and researcher in critical data aesthetics. Through installations, software artworks, objects and performance, his work explores the politics and ideologies of data, and how critical artistic practice can expand our understanding of it.

He has received international commissions both as an installation artist and experimental musician. He gives regular talks and workshops on the subject of critical data aesthetics, a methodology he is developing through a PhD scholarship from the University of Sussex Humanities Lab. He is currently Visiting Lecturer in Sonic Media at the University of Brighton.