Bob van Luijt: A story about how I created music out of data control(human, data, sound)

For quite some time I have been interested in all the data that is being harvested. I’m not particularly in favor or against it, I’m just interested in what data actually means. What does it mean to have huge amounts of data available on a computer? And indeed, a computer, not a human being. A human being is able to contextualize data, and it’s the context that gives data its value. But a computer merely observes my data, based on algorithms that try to give context. That context makes sense sometimes, but often it doesn’t make sense at all. In the meantime, the data just sits there as a source of information, without any meaning. And the bigger the pile of data gets, the more meaningless it becomes.

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