Data Visualization Workshop
Seeing the Data Around Us with James Proctor
Oct. 26th at GitHub San Francisco
Visualization is a powerful tool for describing and understanding information. You’re probably used to seeing these kinds of visuals accompanying news stories, or as part of tools that you use at work, or to keep track of personal information like your finances or health.
It’s easy to focus on the massive scale of a dataset or the dramatic quality of spectacular design, but data visualization as a process begins much more simply by asking questions, observing, and thinking critically.
That’s why, to help maintain our focus on ideas and process, we’ll be relying on simple analog tools for this workshop. We’ll use notebooks and pens for data collection, and paper and markers for presentation. Analog tools have the benefit of being flexible and expressive. Plus, no debugging.
We’re going to go out into the streets around the festival and write down what we see, look for patterns, and tell a story about what we find. We’re also going to take some time to discuss the challenges that come up in collecting and visualizing our data.
TIME AND LOCATION
Saturday, Oct. 26th from 10am to 2pm as part of CODAME ART+TECH Festival 2019 『 SPACE 』
Participants introduce themselves
Share Data Visualization examples
Provide an overview of workshop exercises
Discuss, and provide suggestions, for data to be collected
Distribute notebooks and pens
Go outside and collect data
Review collected data
Discuss potential narratives
Distribute posters and markers
Share and discuss visualizations
WHAT TO BRING
No laptop needed
Get your tickets while still available for an extraordinary learning experience.
This workshop is part of CODAME ART+TECH Festival 2019 『 SPACE 』
CODAME is a member of Intersection for the Arts a non profit 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds will be split with the participating artists. Thank you for your support for ART ♥️ TECH !!!
Code of Conduct for all attendees.
About James Proctor
James Proctor is a software artist and data visualization engineer at Pitch Interactive. He uses software systems to investigate the physical, social, and political systems that shape our world. Specifically, the ways our values as a society are encoded into the environment we build. His work has been featured in group shows at NY Media Center, CICA, Harvest Works, XXXI, Plexus Projects, Gallery Aferro, and Human NYC.
Pitch Interactive is a data visualization studio that focuses on using new technologies to address complex data. Their work spans illustrations, physical installations, projections, software applications, websites and textiles. Their work has been showcased at Fotofest Sensors exhibit, Houston, Texas (2015), Data Drift exhibit at RIXC The Center for New Media Culture, Riga, Latvia (2015), Tomas Van Houtryve — Blue Sky Days exhibit at the Bayeux awards for War Correspondents Festival, Bayeux, France (2015), Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011), Conversations Électriques at La Panacée, Montpellier, France (2011), the McKnight Artist Fellowship program’s 30th anniversary exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2012), The Art of Networks, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida (2012), and The Max Planck Science Express Train, Munich (2009) the Data Flow books and many other internationally acclaimed publications.