Bringing Data Visualization to Life with Joy Mountford
|February 11, 2013|
|4:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
“Bringing Data Visualization to Life”
with S Joy Mountford
Monday, February 11
ITP Conference Room
The lines between art, design, and information are dissolving. Using the techniques of generative data visualization, a new generation of designer-scientists have created gorgeous, dynamic experiences driven by massive sets of data from our own lives. Such experiences can come to life in architectural spaces, embodied in dynamic walls of wood and suspended glass. The addition of touch and gesture can launch countless possibilities for meaning engagement. In this presentation, a collection of 3D applications will be shown, including the organic flow of air traffic over North America in shimmering glass, physical walls that reflect the lives of passers by, bursts of search query memes spreading around the geographic globe, and the creative power of crowd-sourcing participation. Many of these projects have received international recognition. Ultimately the goal is to make information easier to understand, while being enjoyable to watch. Most recently the ‘falling words’ proved a hit at the Akamai Edge conference. Joy will show some of the work she is leading at Luna Labs, Akamai. Surprising insights surface through looking at our ¹data life¹ in new ways, and may compel us to design in different, even better ways.