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every thing every time: Lunchtime Talk

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Join the artist Naho Matsuda for a behind the scenes discussion about her latest work, every thing every time and its development. Naho will be joined by FutureEverything’s curator Jose Luis de Vicente, who will reflect on his experience of artists partnering with technology and innovation companies to create ground breaking new work.

every thing every time is created by Naho Matsuda. Commissioned by CityVerve in partnership with FutureEverything. Supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

The session will end with a Q&A with questions from the audience.


  • The talk will start promptly at 1pm.
  • Free refreshments for all attendees.
  • Accessible for wheelchair users
  • For more information please contact sarah@futureeverything.org or 0161 232 4600


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About every thing every time

every thing every time, an artwork by Naho Matsuda, takes information from our interactions within the city to tell a new story about the people and the places of Manchester.

With the rise of the ‘Smart City’ asking important questions of what we want from the future, where do we see ourselves in it? As Manchester’s citizens interact with the city, a poem is generated, made anonymous and resonated across several locations, from a garden centre to a public library; a university square to a city laboratory.

A meditation on the data that passes through the fabric of the city each day, every thing every time questions not only the role data has in our lives, but the use and value it has as it is collected. Can we see the urban landscape differently through the technologies that make sense of it?

“every thing every time is a piece of real-time digital writing, which is drawing from the many ‘things’ and ‘events’ and changes of ‘status’ that are constantly happening in Manchester,” says artist Naho Matsuda. “In every thing every time I have turned these data streams into narratives formatted as poems, that are stripped from their location information and any data transmitting purpose. Smart information becomes impractical poetry."

In a new collaboration with CityVerve, the UK’s demonstrator for Smart Cities, every thing every time uses their developing data platform to gather various data streams from sensors measuring weather, traffic and travel to more. These data streams are turned into an ephemeral, poetic narrative that give a glimpse into into the ubiquity of technology in the urban space. What does data become without its informational value? And what happens to all the data that is collected from our ‘smart cities’?

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About Naho Matsuda

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Naho Matsuda graduated from the MA Interaction Design at Goldsmiths in 2016. Her own practice investigates the social and cultural issues found within contemporary technological practice through a range of design outputs, processes and methodologies. With a particular interest in social engagement and interactive experiences, her trans-disciplinary approach uses a diversity of media including performance, objects, installation, print and writing.

Naho is one of FutureEverything’s FAULT LINES artists. Supported through an Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence award, FAULT LINES is an artist talent development programme which aims to encourage the development of new artwork across forms and sectors, exploring how artists can have an impact on innovation in the technology sector. The selected artists will explore contemporary issues in their work and use artistic approaches to translate challenging concepts into experiences or tangible forms. Up to twelve new commissions with technology and arts partners will be developed over the two year duration of the project.

About Jose Luis de Vicente

Jose Luis is a curator, writer and researcher working in the space of tech, culture, innovation and the arts. Since 2013, he has worked on developing the FutureEverything festival programme across all the strands – from conference to art and live events. Along with his work at FutureEverything, he also curates Sónar+D, the Creative Technologies area of Sónar Festival in Barcelona, and runs the Visualizar programme on Data Culture at Medialab Prado, Madrid. He is a founder of ZZZINC, a cultural lab in Barcelona, and has curated multiple exhibitions, such as “Big Bang Data” with Olga Subiros (CCCB, 2014), “Playtime” (Maison d’Ailleurs, 2012) “Invisible Fields” with Honor Harger (Arts Santa Monica, 2011) and “Machines and Souls” (Reina Sofia, 2008).


About CityVerve

CityVerve will see Manchester transform into a ‘smart city’ demonstrating the power of IoT technologies to revolutionise and improve city services across health and social care, transport and mobility, energy and environment, culture and the public realm, delivering a smarter city, which is safer and more efficient, with lower environmental impact, increased health benefits, and empowered citizens. CityVerve aims to provide a replicable model for other cities to follow in the UK and further afield.

CityVerve will demonstrate applications of IoT, adding sensors and data analysis to equipment throughout the city, in four key areas: health and social care; culture and community; transport; and energy and environment. The ‘smart’ improvements in these areas will help deliver more efficient and personal products and services to Manchester’s citizens, strengthening its stance as a Northern Powerhouse city.

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