In the first of Goldsmiths’ 2016 Digital Arts Computing masterclass series, Belgian artist, programmer and data activist Nicolas Malevé talks about his work with cartography, information structures, metadata and the means to visually represent them.
Nicolas Malevé is a visual artist and software developer. His trajectory combines an art practice with technical curiosity. A core member of the association Constant for Arts and Media since 1998, Nicolas has closely studied digital culture, organised and participated in numerous debates and events. Together with Michael Murtaugh, he developed a research project called Active Archives, working with visual archives and exploring new ways to navigate and question them. While doing this, he developed my interest in the techniques that are used to classify, annotate and disseminate large collections of images. As a consequence, his interests include computational photography, the networked image, digital archiving and the curatorial dimension of algorithms.