April 28th, 2014

Upcoming appearances

Hey all,

it’s been busy times over here, with a lot of new stuff coming out in May, and also a few new opportunities to see me:

There’s a public Google Hangout with me on Wednesday April 30 organized by the CHI Belgium community. I’ll talk about unusual forms of data visualization – sculptures, food, etc. I think, it will be fun!

Next up: a panel at re:publica on May 06, with Jan Arpe, Maya Ganesh and Tariq Khokhar, on data visualization in a globalized world. I will show the new OECD Regional Well-Being website I have been working on together with Dominikus Baur over the last few months.

And, then there’s a workshop in Munich! Which deserves a post of its own :)

And, then there’s Oslo in June, and Basel in July – let me know in case you want to meet up.

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April 10th, 2014

Malofiej award

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I am honored and proud to have received one of the prestigious Malofiej awards — sometimes called the Oscars of Information Design — for the Electionland/Wahlland visualization for ZEIT online.

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March 2nd, 2014

Worlds, not stories

Here is the video of my talk at visualized, presenting the selfiecity project:



At the end, I tried to make a more general point, which is of big importance to me, and which I would like to expand on in the following:

You will often hear these days, that data visualization is great for “telling stories”, to “make the complex simple” or to “make boring facts exciting”.

While this all true to some degree, I think it misses the greatest quality of data visualization today: to provide us with new kinds of “glasses” to see the world.

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February 22nd, 2014

Selfiecity

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The selfiecity project has launched earlier this week, and boy, it has hit a nerve. We had 10’000s of visitors in the first few days, and hundreds of articles and posts linking to the project.

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