Jer Thorp at Eyeo

Jer gave a great talk at Eyeo today. Jer says: I am notoriously bad at looking into the future.  I could have been employee #5 at Flickr (Ludicorp) but missed it.  I thought the web was a bad idea at first too.  So I’m going to talk about history instead […]

Ali Momeni and MAW

Ali Momeni teaches here in Minneapolis and started a collective in Minneapolis called MAW – the maw.org. He says: I’ve been reflecting on the outings we’ve done. It was initially an acronym for Minneapolis Art on Wheels, but we do way more than that, magic for example.  It’s a revolving […]

Nicholas Felton

Nicholas Felton spoke first at Eyeo this morning and told us what ended up being a beautiful, romantic story. Nicholas tracks the data of his own days and turns them into annual reports.  What routes does he walk?  How often does he take public transport?  Is he a good gardener?  […]

Robert Hodgin

This evening’s first presentation at Eyeo was by Robert Hodgin, who is a terrific speaker and explainer, and funny to boot.  Robert says: I remember using a computer with a four-color palate, a low-res display.  I was playing video games and I don’t recall a single instance where I thought […]

Zach Lieberman – Drawing Movement and Magic

Zach Lieberman was the next speaker at Eyeo this morning.  I have encountered Zach’s name before and I’ve either invited him, or planned to invite him, to speak at a LISA salon one of these days.  I’ll have to find him and do that here. He’s a professor at Parsons […]

Data Viz 101 with Jer Thorp and Wes Grubbs

Much of this session was actually writing code to make a demo program, but I captured the part that was more chatty.  The picture above is as far as I got in my Processing demo… after that I got lost and started blogging.  Jer has the presentation available if anyone […]

Moritz Stefaner's Data Visualization Projects

The next Eyeo Festival speaker was Moritz Stefaner.  He called his presentation Truth and Beauty – “the two big maxims that should guide our work”.  As for his background, he started out in the web industry duringthe first bubble, 1998-2002.  Then he started looking into data visualization, human factors and […]