Every day, thousands of data streams permeate our cities, largely unobserved. But what if you could see this activity unfold in real time, casting new light on a place you thought you knew?
In EVERY THING EVERY TIME, artist Naho Matsuda navigates the space between society and technology, transforming data about the city and its inhabitants into impractical poetry. Commissioned for Great Exhibition of the North 2018, this second iteration of Naho’s data poetry installation interacts with data from across Newcastle provided by sensors from the Urban Observatory and buildings in the city centre. As Newcastle and Gateshead citizens pass through the city, a poem is generated about their interactions, made anonymous and presented on a large mechanical display outside the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.