August 6th, 2013

Keynote at European Communication Summit


My speech from the summit. No big surprises for long-time followers, but a good summary overall, I guess. Also, I wear a suit!

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  1. Eugê
    August 6th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Nice presentation! What is your process to come up with visualisation ideas? Do they just “happen” or do you have a (more or less) routine?

  2. Moritz Stefaner
    August 7th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Thanks! Well, it is usually a longer process of sketching ideas and visuals and exploring the data from many angles. In the beginning, I use a lot of generic tools like Gephi or Tableau, and as the project progresses, my visuals become more and more custom to the purpose at hand. I talked a bit more about process in these two talks: https://vimeo.com/28443920 and https://vimeo.com/21804808 (German..)

  3. Eugê
    August 8th, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Thank you, Moritz, for your suggestions! I was not aware of general visualisation tools like Gephi.

    Do you sometimes see yourself as an artist? Some installations have this “art-feel”. And the Stadtbilder — even though they are based on data — present your personal interpretation of these data. Choosing a different colour scheme would evoke different associations (especially the printed version without a possible map overlay). The Twitter installation is operated only by a knob and is not very usable, when compared to a fulltext indexed database. Is this art for you?

  4. Moritz Stefaner
    August 8th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Sure, the emoto sculpture and the Stadtbilder series are explicitly data art works. I would, however, argue that the sculpture is actually much more usable than a “fulltext indexed database” when it comes to identifying patterns and the big picture.

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