I’m an artist, scientist, researcher and educator. I work with drawing, photography, sculpture and installation, using perspectives and methods from science, education and visual arts. I compare and contrast the act of drawing in science and visual arts to explore how the philosophies and technologies of each influence my experience of the world and sense of self.
Most recently, I used ideas from drawing to develop ways of thinking about the implications of becoming reliant on data-driven understanding of the world, such as might arise from increasing human participation in global networked computational systems. For example, I imagined partial participation in such systems as forms of positive and negative space, rather than as forms of mapped and unmapped space. I’m using this perspective to develop ways of embodying the lived experience of such participation, influenced by catalysts like the COVID-19 pandemic or the death of a loved one.
© Dierdre Pearce