#Cultural
Data Science
Overview

I am an analyst, academic, artist and entrepreneur born and raised in London. I use data to understand culture in cities and to create impactful data visualisations, generative art & computational photography algorithms.

Our Team
Vishal Kumar, 27 years old
I'm interested in art, data, design, strategy and culture in cities.

Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and CEO of Photogram AI. Founded on the Entrepreneur First London 12 Cohort in June 2019 and have now incubated at UCL Innovation & Enterprise and are on the NVIDIA Inception AI accelerator, the London & Partners Business Growth Programme, and the Digital Catapult's Machine Learning Garage.

Analyst
I work as a cultural data scientist for clients in the cultural sector and I am the founder of cultureincities, the world’s first data science consultancy dedicated to arts and culture.

Academic
I am studying a part-time postgraduate research degree in Spatial Data Science and Visualisation at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at The Bartlett, UCL as the Bartlett Scholar. My research uses data science to measure the economic and social impact of art and culture in cities.

Artist
I am a visual artist in resident at the Public Sphere Salons in London. I use computer coding and generative algorithms to create works of art. I’ve spoken about my artwork at UNFOLD festival in October 2017 during Frieze week, and at the Public Sphere Salons.


Before this, worked at Sotheby’s auction house as Data Scientist and at ArtTactic as a Project Associate. I studied a BSc at the London School of Economics and a MArts the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. My academic interests intersect between economics, art and culture, design, computer science and technology.

Mission & Values
I strive to offer innovation to art and culture and the creative industries through digital technology, data science and artificial intelligence.
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Data Science

I have a strong foundational skill set in statistics and applied economics useful for data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Data Visualization

I've studied data visualization at postgraduate level by applying cutting-edge techniques.

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Strategy

I have advised senior corporate stakeholders and cities on their data strategy.

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Leadership

I've have publicly spoken about the impacts of data science and machine learning.

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Web Design

I use my web design skills to build interactive websites and visualizations to communicate my message.

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Product Design

My work on the Alice Camera has given me expertise in managing the hardware development of innovative products.

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Public Speaking

I've have spoken at four public conferences about the impacts of data science and machine learning.

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Writing

I've written 15 blog posts with over 150,000 views online. I've also publish one academic paper.

My Impact
I invest time and effort to communicate my message to people around the world.
30K+

followers on social media

150K+

views of my blog posts online

15+

number of blog posts written

5

conferences I have spoken at