eatmydata
work by Dane Watkins

skeleton of a pigeon on an input device
about eatmydata

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS:
Social activation through online interactive animated surveys and socially engaged projects accessed through websites

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water wheel line drawing
Filwood Green Mural 2015

A large scale mural for Filwood Green Business Park designed to reflect the park's narrative and green credentials.

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Commissioned by Filwood Green

City housing with pneumatic transport system
Dream City Survey 2015

A survey to reveal inhabitants dreams and form a visual and psychological representation of where they live.

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Commissioned by Mercurial Wrestler and the Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton

Scholarly busts on plinths
BCC Dashboard 2013

Data visualisation of the information and data sets that reflect on how well Bristol City is performing on environmental, social and economic targets.

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Commissioned by Bristol City Council

Catholic video recorder and confessional
Psychographics 2013

State of the art net tech that examines every aspect of your lifestyle and generates a unique psychological and demographic consumer profile.

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Commissioned by turbulence.org and funded by National Endowment for the Arts

data visualisation of solar energy
SoLa Interface Design 2013

Tablet interface for householders to analyse their household energy consumption and the electricity generated by solar panels.

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Commissioned by Western Power

android head with enhanced audio visual technology
iconikit 2012

A profile builder that creates a composite image like an identikit, but instead of photographs Iconikit uses a database of curious drawings that expand upon the usually limited options within questionnaires.

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Commissioned by You and Your Work Performance Festival

shoe house with potted plant
Electric Footprint 2012

Electric Footprint was developed during a Science City Bristol Residency, hosted by Knowle West Media Centre. The residency was initiated to explore the converging worlds of digital media, metric information and live data.

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Knowle West Media Centre, Science City Bristol, Bristol City Council and ACE

ideal family with camera, tv and telephone
family 2012

Part of the Quality of Experience programme a 9 month pilot project to investigate the development of artists' practice in audience development and social engagement through collaborative research between the artist and arts organisation.

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Commissioned by Arnolfini, Bristol

graphic of the dodo bird
Dodo Survival Test 2011

The Dodo Survival Test was developed to encourage dialogue at CU Expo 2011 a conference showcasing exemplars in community-university partnerships worldwide.

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Commissioned by DodoLab, Canada

animations of Bayeux Tapestry characters
Bayeux Tapestry Animations 2009

Animated Bayeux Tapestry figures designed for the Digital Trail Guide, handheld devices equipped with GPS technology for visitors to explore the Blackdown Hills in Somerset UK.

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Commissioned by the Forestry Commission

animation of a blue circle fighting a red square
Blue Circles 2008

This is your opportunity to become a better Bluer person, discover yourself in this profound personality probe.

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Commissioned by Render, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada

animated splat of a pawn
Disorder 2007

A bilingual episodic survey of personality dysfunctions produced at Galeri Caernarfon Galeri Caernarfon.

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Commissioned by Cywaith Cymru

artificial cow in a field with a cloud
Partly Cloudy 2007

Data visualization of weather condition codes.

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Commissioned by New Eyes, Somerset UK

animated skulls chatteriing
The Call of the Dead 2007

An animated comic strip of a Zombie love story.

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Produced during a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, USA

animated gas mask breathing
Intimate Connections 2005

The highs and lows of a relationship in a week of animated messages.

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Commissioned by Hull Time Based Arts

fat man on a diving board
Mobile Phone Stories 2005

Love is met head on in a complex tangle of emotions.

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Produced during residency Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences Japan

animated fish skeleton
The Hippo's Skull 2005

Recieve a free animation designed specifically for your personality.

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Produced during residency Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences Japan

fat man hitting a shoe
The Hero's Journey 2005

Animations optimized for the Japanese mobile phone network.

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Produced during residency Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences Japan

animation of a reel to reel tap recorder becoming entangled
officious 2004

The sort of things you might have on a found on a PDA (like a smart phone but wthout the connectivity!)

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Produced during an exStream residency at Hull Time Based Arts

a tailor's dummy eating a ball and puking it up
autoerotica 2004

Animated objects in a cycle of self abuse. Produced at The Engine Room, Bridgwater and PVA MediaLab and Shown at The Watershed, Bristol.

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Funded by an Arts Council England - South West individual artist award

fat man in a gas mask playing a trombone
Love Match 2004

Find your perfect partner, because you can always do better.

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Produced during a Clark's Digital Bursary at The Watershed, Bristol

animated portrait
animated portraits 2004

Formal animated portraiture.

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Funded by an Arts Council England - South West individual artist award

hands twiddling on a fire hydrant
Hired Hand 2004

A lot of idling with sudden bursts of activity.

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Commissioned by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service for the front of their new Fire Stations

a dummy suspended in a fenced off area
Empty Days 2003

An anti-film where the hero never gets the call to adventure.

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Produced during an EMARE residency at Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V.

toilet door man displaying three t-shirts
Target Art 2003

An interactive feedback and evaluation unit.

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Commissioned by Radiator 02, Nottingham Uk

toilet door man playing with his head
Passing Time 2002

Things to do whist waiting for a bus.

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Commissioned by ‘Burning Bush 2’ and New Media Scotland

coin twiddling
Handycom 2001

Some handy objects. Handycom was chosen as a Di-Da Web page for arteleku.net, presented in the garage 2002 festival, shown at LA Freewaves 2002.

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chairs laid out in isometric perspective
Machine Corporation 2001

Guaranteed to change your life.

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Collaboration with geniwate