Tekja are an award-winning data visualisation studio formed in 2012 by Amanda Taylor and Jacopo Hirschstein. Striving to innovate and experiment, they use real-time visualisation, digital animation and interaction design to create interfaces that reveal hidden patterns and stories in complex information. The studio analyses and visualises all kinds of data to unveil the beauty and meaning behind the digital interactions and pulses of the world we live in, from real-time social media and geographic data, to information streaming from GPS sensors in cars and pulsing from biometric wristbands on live audiences.
They have produced and presented live data-driven televised segments for the BBC and created real-time digital installations for the Science Museum, Barbican and the Victoria and Albert Museum. They have also worked on internationally recognised pioneering projects with cutting-edge researchers and academic groups, including researchers at London School of Economics, Goldsmiths College and University of Pisa.
Tekja are residents of Studio 48
During their residency at Somerset House Studios Tekja aim to transcend the digital/physical divide in the creation of immersive, real time data-driven experiences. They will focus on using data visualisation to create innovative and creative ways to enhance audience engagement, participation and enjoyment both on and offline