The Bubble is an algorythmic work for the art collection of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

This artistic research project is executed in close collaboration with cognitive- and datascientist Robin van Emden. For the work an extensive photo archive of over 700 images about the experiences of students was created. This visual archive is the basis for a study into online viewing behaviour.

Big data following from this research is processed into an interactive installation consisting of three large displays.

The work was assigned in honour of the 30 year anniversary of the school. It is part of the art collection of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, alongside works by Hans Aarsman, Jan Adriaans, Stephan Balkenhol , Hans van Bentem, Annemarie Bleeker, Anton Corbijn , Stéphane Couturier , Wijnanda Deroo,Elspeth Diederix , Michel François, Andreas Gursky , John Hilliard , Teun Hocks , Bertien van Manen , Hans van der Meer, Liza May Post , Lon Robbé , Roland Schimmel , Beat Streuli , Henk Tas and Mette Tronvoli, Lawrence Weiner and Maarten Wetsema.

A text about the project was written by curator and researcher Jelle Bouwhuis. Read it here.

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Image above: installation view at The Haugue University of Applied Sciences ©2018 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize
Images below from: The Bubble ©2017-2018 Johan Nieuwenhuize