Kyle Steinfeld

Authored Sensing Workshop

Smart Geometry at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Nick Novelli, Kat Park, and Kyle Steinfeld

In contrast with generic approaches to quantification, this 6-day workshop cluster, occurring at the Smart Geometry Conference and hosted by The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, hypothesizes that data-driven design must be supported by designed data.

The Authored Sensing cluster promotes the production of designer-authored environmental datastreams: highly contingent, intrinsically idiosyncratic, free for public use, and encouraging of interpretation. This paradigm of 'authored sensing' may already be seen in the informationally democratic and algorithmically accessible present - we seek to take this reality a step further by injecting intent and design into the typically passive process of data collection.