Nathalie Combes

MA Digital Media – Critical Computing

Data Perception

Data Perception’s purpose is to question our perception of data and our understanding of intelligence within computers, technology, and Artificial Intelligence. By gathering data and questioning our perceptions of truths, the project will try to give a useful lesson to the visitors of the exhibition. 

About Nathalie 

Nathalie is a French/American creative based in London. She previously studied Design at UAL and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Digital Media – Critical Computing at Goldsmiths University. Interested in the role of technology within society, she tried to explore how data capitalism occurs as well as the perception of intelligence within computers, Artificial Intelligence and technology.

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Miao Qu

MA Digital Media – Critical Computing

This project is an auto-ethnographic journey into the public sphere as a digital individual, exploring a tangled planet, a landscape society where the virtual and the real are entwined, at the scale of the individual.


The project is divided into three phases to explore the relationship between our behaviour in the public sphere and digital technology. The first part, the menu, was created using Arduino and touch vocalisation devices to reveal the impact of algorithms on behavioural decisions and the front end of real scenarios, after using crawler technology to analyse restaurant menu information from Google Maps. The second part, the player. I used conductive materials with Arduino to create a street music compilation, showing the digital migration of behavioural processes in the public domain. In the third part, the covid-19 government policy decisions, public protest, mortality, and memory are audibly restored to the New Crown Memorial Wall in London using conductive ink materials as a way to explore the back-end relationship between the digital world and the real world.

About Miao

Miao Qu used to be a branding and commercialisation practitioner from China. Now he is a term that is difficult to explain.