Building City Dashboards Data Art Exhibition

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 20:00
Library Foyer


This exhibition will be launched by Professor Linda Connolly on Thursday 7 June at 13:30 in the MU Library foyer.  RSVP to

Digital artworks using open data from the Dublin and Cork dashboards and created by media artists Cordula Hansen, Conor McGarrigle, and Jeffrey Weeter will be exhibited along with outputs from the Building City Dashboards project. The goal of this initiative is to increase the public impact of the project's research and to explore and expand creative expression in the digital space using visualisations of open urban data.
Exhibition Opening Times
Thurs 7 June Launch 13:30 - 20:00
Fri 8 June 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 9 & Sun 10 June -  Closed
Mon 11 June 10:00 - 16:00  
Tues 12 June 10:00 - 20:00  
Wed 13 June 10:00 - 16:00  
Thurs 14 June 10:00 - 20:00
Exhibited Works:
Cork and Dublin City Dashboards produced by the Building City Dashboards Project
“Data Narratives AR App” by Dr. Conor McGarrigle is an augmented reality experience that makes data visible in real space, telling the stories of Dublin through its data. 
“Gateway to the World” by Dr. Maria Mencia is an exploration of data visualisation poetics through the use
of open data from the maritime database to visualise the routes of global maritime traffic. 
“Emotional Data in a Smart City: Word Clouds D7” by Dr. Cordula Hansen visualises a record of adult 
fiction titles issued and renewed in Dublin libraries during the month of November 2016. “Word Clouds” 
visualises the narratives readers chose during that month, by creating word clouds of the book titles 
contained in the data set. The setting of the VR environment was picked from the Art in the Parks 
register: The Basin, a little-known park developed near O’Connell Street around a disused drinking water 
reservoir. In this park, Austin McQuinn’s sculptures “Natural Selection” evokes notions of mutability and 
temporality, reflected both in the virtual space and the objects within it.
“Pattern Portrait: Cork” by Dr. Jeffrey Weeter is an audio-visual composition continuously developing its form through the musical and visual exploration of the rhythmic cycles and patterns generated by the traffic data of a Cork City motorway and the water levels of the River Lee.