Martin John Callanan is an artist and researcher exploring notions of citizenship within the globally connected world. Concerns include information, data, and knowledge.
Martin John Callanan is an artist whose work spans numerous mediums and engages both emerging and commonplace technology. His work has included translating active communication data into music; freezing in time the earth’s water system; writing thousands of letters; capturing newspapers from around the world as they are published; taming wind onto the internet and broadcasting his precise physical location live for over two years. Recently, co-authoring with Richard Hamblyn – Data Soliloquies – a book about the extraordinary cultural fluidity of scientific data, while Artist in Residence at UCL Environment Institute.
Martin is currently Teaching Fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and a member of of the Slade Centre for Electronic Media (SCEMFA). Also delivering the Networked Cultures module for the School of Architecture and the Visual Arts, University of East London.