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Neotopia: Data and Humanity

Art Center Nabi presents the exhibition Neotopia: Data and Humanity. The artworks utilizing ‘data’ from various fields of the society, culture, politics, economics present the ‘more humane society’. The exhibition includes the artworks from international media artist teams.
#1 How can data bridge social divides and be used against hate and extremism?
#2 Can data help to nurture emotional connectedness?
#3 How can data be used to foster political/social/cultural participation?
#4 Can data create new economic practices by fostering relationships of mutual support and solidarity?
#5 How can data be used to improve livability and resilience of cities?

- Host Art Center Nabi

- Director  Soh Yeong Roh

- Cheif Curator  DooEun Choi  

- Curator  YoungKak Cho, HyeIn Jeon, SeongEun An, MiHong Kim, SoYoung Choi, HeeEun Kim

- Research  Nabi Future Studies

- Coordinator  MinAh Lee, Somy Kim, SuKyoung Ha

- Promotion  HyeIn Jeon, MinAh Lee, SoYoung Choi, SuKyoung Ha

- Design  SooKyoung An

- Photograph and Video  JungHwan Kim, HoMan Kwon, JaeYoung Kim

- Technical Supporter  YoungHo Lee

- Exhibition Sponsor    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Japan Foundation Seoul, Goethe-Institut Korea

- Hackathon Sponsor   Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Seoul metropolitan government, Seoul Dragon City Hotel, Sindoh


01 Exhibition Neotopia: Data and Humanity
Date: 2017.11.01 - 2018.01.31
Venue : 

Art Center Nabi
(Seorin-dong, Jongro-gu) MON - FRI AM 11:00 ~ PM 18:00 , WED ~21:00
*Docent tour on Tuesday, Thursday, 2PM

Nabi Future Studies(Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu)MON, WED, FRI PM 13:00 ~ PM 17:00

Tazak Madang(Jung-gu, Jangchung-dong) MON - FRI PM13:00 ~ PM 17:00

COMO(Eulji-ro, Jung-gu SK-T tower) 2018.01.15(MON) ~02.28(WED) 
Refik Anadol's new works are being exhibited.
Host :Art Center Nabi
Sponsor : Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Japan Foundation Seoul, Goethe-Institut Korea
Artist, Developer, Designer, Data Expert, Social Activist, and Domestic/Global Creator

Participated Artists


Agriweather, Amaury La Burthe, Arnaud Colinart, B-MADE, Caroline Woolard, Cesar Hidalgo, Charles Heller, Christopher Small, Citygram, Colin Megill, Daito Manabe, Daniel C. Howe, Daniel Goddemeyer, Daniel Rourke, Datawheel, Deloitte, Dominikus Baur, Ed Fornieles, Hang Do Thi Duc, Hirofumi Tsukamoto, James Spinney, Jeff Warren, Kyle McDonald, Lauren McCarthy, Lev Manovich, Lorenzo Pezzani, Masaki Fujihata, Michael Bjorkegren, Morehshin Allahyari, Moritz Stefaner, Nabi E.I.Lab, Open Feminism, Parti, Peter Middleton, Pinar Yoldas, Pink and Purple, Refik Anadol, Smell of Data, Sneakaway Studio, teamVOID, The Body Recovery Unit, The Colors, Tiffany Trenda, Umbrellium, Yusuke Tomoto, 2bit Ishii

Date: November 1, 2017 18:30 ~ 20:30pm
Venue: Artcenter Nabi 

[event 1] Neotopia: Data and Humanity talk
November 1, 2017 18:30 ~ 19:10 @artcenter nabi

            (speaker) director at artcenter nabi & media artist Masaki Fujihata

[event 2] Performance
November 1, 2017  19:30 ~ 20:30 @artcenter nabi
※Nabi Future Studies and Tazak Madang will open  in November 2nd, 2017.

Please download the exhibition's leaflet for more information:
upload/nabieditor/artcenter nabi neotopia_leaflet(2).pdf

02 Neotopia Global Hackathon
Date: 2017.10.26(Thru) - 10. 28(Sat)
Venue : Seoul Global Startup Center, Digital Blacksmith, Seoul Dragon City Hotel - Sky Bridge
Host : Art Center Nabi
Sponsor : Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Seoul metropolitan government, Seoul Dragon City Hotel, Sindoh


OpenFeminism(Korea), The Colors(Korea), B-MADE(Korea), Parti(Korea), Agriweather(Taiwan), Pink&Purple(Finland), Smell of Data(Netherlands), Sneakaway Studio(USA), Citygram(USA), The Body Recovery Unit(Netherlands/Denmark)

Hackathon Final Presentation
Date : 2017.10.28 (Sat) 16:30~19:00
Venue : Seoul Dragon City Hotel Sky Bridge(31F)
Detail of Neotopia Global Hackathon

03 Conference
The Age of AI: Imagining Data for the Coexistence of Humans and Machines
Date : 2017.10.23(Mon) - 24(Tue)
Venue : COEX (Next Content Conference 2017)
Host : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism / KOCCA(Korea Creative Content Agency)

[Key Note]

Geoff Mulgan
Keynote Talk1 / 10.23 11:15 ~11:55 @COEX Conference room 401
NEOTOPIA: Creativity, AI and the public good

Lev Manovich
Keynote Talk2 / 10.23 11:55 ~12:35 @COEX Conference room 401
How AI is changing social media platforms, design and creative industries

[Special Session]
The Age of AI: Imagining Data for the Coexistence of Humans and Machines.
Gavin Starks/ ODI CEO,
Kyle McDonald/ Media Artist,
Tae Hong Park/ NYU Professor

Entrance Fee: Free / Online Application(link)

[Link Event] Experience Center Exhibition
Date : 2017.10.23(Mon) ~ 24(Tue) 10:00 ~ 17:00
Venue : COEX (Creative Korea Expo, Seoul) Conference room 402

Participated Artists and Artworks


1. Colin Megill, Michael Bjorkegren, Christopher Small,, 2012 –


2. Daito Manabe, 2bit Ishii, Hirofumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Tomoto, chains, 2016 

3. Hang Do Thi Duc, Data Selfie, 2016

4. nabi E.I.Lab(Junghwan Kim, Yumi Yu, Joonwoo Ahn, Wontae Seo), Data Pump Jack, 2017

5. nabi E.I.Lab/ teamVOID(Youngkak Cho/Junbong Song, Jaehyuck Bae), Making Art - for Stock Market,

6. Pinar Yoldas, The Kitty AI: Artificial Intelligence for Governance, 2016

7. Lauren McCarthy, Kyle McDonald, MWITM(Man and Woman In the Middle), 2015 - 2017

8. Lev Manovich, Moritz Stefaner, Daniel Goddemeyer, Dominikus Baur, ON BROADWAY, 2014 -2016

9. Masaki Fujihata, Voices of Aliveness, 2012

10. Tiffany Trenda, Proximity Cinéma, 2013

11. Tiffany Trenda, Body Code, 2012


[Nabi Future Studies]
1. Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Notes on blindness, 2016

2. Caroline Woolard, SolidarityNYC / Our Goods /, 2009- / 2008 - 2015 / 2008 – 2015


3. Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani, Liquid Traces - The Left-to-die Boat, 2014

4. Daniel C. Howe, Advertising Positions, 2017

5. Deloitte, Datawheel, and Cesar Hidalgo, Director of the MIT Media Lab Collective Learning Group, DATA USA, 2016

6. Morehshin Allahyari, Daniel Rourke, The 3D Additivist Cookbook, 2016 –

7. Umbrellium, WearAQ<var>,</var> 2017

8. Usman Haque, Umbrellium, VoiceOver, 2016

[Tazak Madang]

1. nabi E.I.Lab Youngkak Cho, Yumi Yu, Sohyeong Lee, Sean Kim, BREAKING NEWS, 2017

2. nabi E.I.Lab(Youngkak Cho, Charyoung Kim, Sookyung Ahn), Land of Imagination, 2017

3. B-MADE (Republic of Korea) Jeong Han Kim, Hyun Jean Lee, Joo Hong Jeon, Jeong Do Kim, Honam Kim, Minjae Jeon, Neoplasia project: City and Cancer,  2017

4. Open Feminism (Republic of Korea)
Yeon Seon Park, Yeon Kyeong Lee, Eo-Jin Lee, Ga Hyeon Oh, Heysu Seol, Gahyun Kim, Hyeon Jin Park, Space Kit, 2017

5. Parti (Republic of Korea)
Kweon Ohyeon, Kim Yeongmin, Eunji Park, Jinah Hong, KyungSook Cho, Ha Minji, Jeong Seunggu, Sailing Diary, 2017

6. The Colors (Republic of Korea) Jiyong Song, Philip Kim, Digital Environment for Fine Dust Detection, 2017

7. Agriweather (Taiwan) - Shaw Wu, Yu Meng-Shiun, Hu Ching-Yu, Chen Sing-Yan, Shih Syu-Fong, Jhang Yu-Cheng, Pan Tsung-Tso, Liang Fang-Ci, York Lin, Lu An-Bang, Yang Zong-Ru, Microclimate in Urban Agriculture, 2017

8. Citygram (USA) Tae Hong Park, Tony Lim, Michael Musick, Min-Joon Yoo, S(E)OUL SOUND (E)SCAPES, 2017


9. Pink and Purple (India, Finland), Maya Pillai, Laura Meskanen-Kundu, Wage Watch, 2017

10. Smell of Data (Netherlands) Leanne Wijnsma, Robert van Leeuwen, Smell of Data, 2017

11. Sneakaway Studio (USA) Owen Mundy, Joelle Dietrick, Tally, 2017

12.  The Body Recovery Unit (Netherlands, Denmark) Loes Bogers, Alexandra Jonsson, Data Therapy,  2017



1. Ed Fornieles,  Finiliar Land, 2017

2. Refik Anadol, Melting Memories, 2017


2. Refik Anadol, Wind of Boston : Data Paintings, 2017

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