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Julie Freeman

Founderat Translating Nature
head and shoulders portrait of white skinned woman with dark blonde medium length hair
United Kingdom
Focus area: Digital Art, New Media

Julie Freeman is an artist who translates data from natural sources into kinetic sculptures, physical objects, images, sound compositions and animations. Her work explores the relationship between science, technology and the living world; questioning the use of networked technology in how we perceive and connect to nature.
Julie’s focus is the investigation of data as an art material. A mix of artist and computer scientist, she often works collaboratively and experimentally with organisations, scientists and curators to curate, develop and produce works, projects and exhibitions around the concept of data and its impact on us.
Over the past 20 years, her work has been shown at leading institutions including; the V&A, London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, The Lowry, and the Science Museum, as well as internationally. Julie has won awards from the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council, and fellowships from Nesta and TED. She holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London and founded the Open Data Institute’s art programme ‘Data as Culture’. Julie is co-founder of Fine Acts, and runs Translating Nature, a digital art studio.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2021

Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2021

October 2022
Special Section: Highlights from the IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program (VISAP’15)

A Concise Taxonomy for Describing Data as an Art Material

February 2018