After Kennedy, you couldn’t win an election without TV. After Obama, it was social media. But tomorrow’s citizen gets their information from visualizations.
In this panel, three acclaimed designers show how they apply visualization to big data, making complex, controversial topics easy to understand and explore.
Marshall Kirkpatrick is the Co-Editor of ReadWriteWeb.
Simon Rogers is editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them. He is the author of Facts are sacred: the power of data available now on Kindle. Simon is also a news editor on the Guardian, working with the graphics team to visualise and interpret huge datasets. He was closely involved in the Guardian’s exercise to crowdsource 450,000 MP expenses records and the organisation’s coverage of the Afghanistan Wikileaks war logs. Previously he was the launch editor of the Guardian’s online news service and has edited the paper’s science section. He has edited two Guardian books: How Slow Can You Waterski and The Hutton Inquiry and its impact. Simon has just been awarded the Oxford University Internet Institute’s award of ‘Best Internet Journalist’ and was recently honoured at the Knight Batten awards for journalistic innovation. The Datablog and Datastore have won awards in 2011 for innovation from the UK’s Online Media Awards and the Newspaper Awards. In 2010, Simon received a special commendation from the Royal Statistical Society in its awards for journalistic excellence.
Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. A former geneticist, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art. Recently, his work has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, BusinessWeek and the CBC.
Thorp’s award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia and all over the web.
Jer has over a decade of teaching experience, in Langara College’s Electronic Media Design Program, at the Vancouver Film school, and as an artist-in-residence at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Most recently, he has presented at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Art, at Eyebeam in New York City, and at IBM’s Center for Social Software in Cambridge.
Jer’s unique collection of organic Flash experiments and generative artworks, has won numerous awards and has been featured in many art and design publications, both online and in print. Jer is a contributing editor for Wired UK.
He is currently Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times.
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