Milan Digital Week 2020 - BLUMINE Featuring JRC’s Resonances III Datami - The FOREVER-DO Project

  • Jill Townsley (Speaker)
  • Carlo Ferigato (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
  • Freddy Paul Grunert (Speaker)
  • Jutta Thielendel Pozo (Speaker)
  • Adriaan Eeckels (Speaker)
  • Giannino Malossi (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


A live presentation at the online edition of Milan Digital week 2020, included a documentary video (Townsley) outlining the two FOREVER-DO installations (the FOREVER-DO Game and the FOREVER-DO Infestation). The video was followed by discussions on DATAMI: art and science, between Jill Townsley (artist) - Carlo Ferigato researcher in computer science at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) at the EU Commission, and Freddy Paul Grunert, curator of Resonance III art festival (JRC). The moderator was Giannino Malossi from Blumine research and development.

Recorded contributions from by Jutta Thielendel Pozo (JRC) head of unit for Scientific Development European Commission and Adriaan Eeckels (JRC) Director of SciArt European Commission offered a context for SciArt and the Resonance III DATAMI festival, to the European Commission, and Townsleys work.

The discussion was aimed at identifying art practice that offers some visual definitions for the curator’s concept of DATAMI, Big Data and data as a procedure for art practice. Pluss a record of collaboration across the disciplines of science and art. The conversation was designed to give an overview of the concept of DATAMI for a Milano Digital Week audience and to deepen the ideas behind the flagship-initiative RESONANCES III DATAMI.

The Curator Freddy Paul Grunert wrote about Townsleys work:

‘Jill radically transformed the space of the JRC's building 100, presenting an augmented dimension of visible empowerment to the research of Carl Adam Petri’s, Bucket Chain. The work embodied our mind’s negative space, committing Datami to outline the emptiness of data. Through a system of organised and dynamic resonance and public engagement, a transient sculptural form emerged. The vacant process, digitally monitored through tracking spatially networked ephemeral locations.’
Period26 May 2020
Event titleMilan Digital Festival 2020
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational