City of design day twenty seven - Mitchell Whitelaw

Tuesday, 22 November 2016


Mitchell Whitelaw is an academic, writer and practitioner whose practice spans across digital art, design, and culture – with a particular focus on generative systems, data-aesthetics, and digital cultural collections.

Whitelaw’s pioneering work on applying new data-visualisation techniques to large archival datasets allows for new way of exploring and understanding historical records in their context.

Whitelaw has worked with major institutions, including the State Library of NSW, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Australia, to develop innovative interfaces to their digital collections. Whitelaw is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art at the Australian National University.

Image: 'Drifter' - a digital portrait of the Murrumbidgee river system drawing on data from cultural collections, scientific observations, historic images and geospatial sources. Via Mitchell Whitelaw

City of design day twenty seven - Mitchell Whitelaw