Science Gallery Dublin – Lifelogging Lab CALL for Proposals for upcoming exhibition

This looks interesting:

Lifelogging Lab


Thursday, October 23, 2014 – 12:00


If you could measure everything…would you?

Calling all trackers, quantifiers, analysers and creative counters

Science Gallery is seeking proposals for its upcoming exhibition LIFELOGGING LAB, which will open in February 2015.

Exhibition and laboratory will fuse into an immersive space where visitors will explore one of the remaining frontiers of data science: themselves. Looking at a future of sensors, recordings, surveillance, reflections and analysis – how will we choose to use the quantifiable self, and how will we record and analyse the unquantifiable? Does this mean the end of privacy, or just an evolution of what we currently understand as ‘private life’?

From critical to creative, LIFELOGGING LAB will ask artists, designers and philosophers ‘where do we go from here’ and question whether we can record and analyse happiness, beauty and aesthetics the same way we record footsteps and heartbeats. This exhibition will explore novel methods for capturing data, for visualising, and for analysing the insights that new data affords us about ourselves and society. Does what is measured necessarily improve? Will we like what we see, and who will be allowed to see it? Can we control how our data is used, and can we quantify the benefits and risks of data sharing to ourselves and to society?

Visitors will get to join in data logging experiments that will capture continuous physiological data on themselves, and explore new ways of recording emotional, ephemeral, geographic, and even aesthetic data alongside a ‘crack team’ of computer scientists, physiologists and health experts. They will have the opportunity to explore this data and see what insights can be gleaned from it.

Exploring of the cutting edge of data analysis, bio-data collection, and visualisation raises the question: If you could measure everything….would you? If everything could be measured about a society, what opportunities would that present for optimisation of transport, urban systems, and how we live?

We’re particularly interested in proposals on the quantified self and other ‘LifeLogging’ movements, sensors and biomedical diagnostics, wearable and mobile technology, personal and social data visualisation, consumer sports sensors, explorations of data measurement and sharing and ideas for logging the presently unquantifiable – happiness, love, beauty, aesthetics etc. We are also interested in 1-week ‘residency’ proposals for artists, designers, or scientists to exhibit/work/experiment in the gallery for a week.


We are seeking up to 14 works for the LIFELOGGING LAB exhibition. Proposals will be funded up to a maximum budget of €2600 (please note this is a maximum, not a target). Two outstanding original works may be commissioned with a higher budget of up to €7500.


  • Entry deadline: October 23rd, 2014
  • Applicants will hear back on or before November 17th, 2014
  • Works will generally be installed week beginning Monday February 9th, 2015
  • Launch of Exhibition on Thursday February 12th, 2015

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