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Jean-Baptiste Michel

artist  |  Jean-Baptiste Michel

New York

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Jean-Baptiste Michel is a TED Fellow and a visiting scientist at Harvard where he pioneered the big data science of human culture. "I am inspired by big data, the small pieces it is made of, information, individual emotions, censorship, privacy, highly constrained expressions, physical computing, used materials, electronic and mechanical displays." The first piece he made, 'I wish I could be exactly what you are looking for' (2013), which displays ... Read more
Jean-Baptiste Michel is a TED Fellow and a visiting scientist at Harvard where he pioneered the big data science of human culture.

"I am inspired by big data, the small pieces it is made of, information, individual emotions, censorship, privacy, highly constrained expressions, physical computing, used materials, electronic and mechanical displays."

The first piece he made, 'I wish I could be exactly what you are looking for' (2013), which displays pulsating phrases taken from live tweets that contain the words 'I wish', was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Read less
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