Big Data doesn't only create new opportunities for enterprises and organizations; it opens up new horizons to artists, designers, journalists, storytellers, and practitioners of new hybrid forms of communication. Data visualizations abound on the web these days, but there's a big difference between pie charts or simple heat maps and the work of the the emerging masters of the form. Visualized is a two-day conference on November 8th and 9th at the Times Center in New York City, featuring a wide array of data storytellers.
Speakers include "Cyborg Anthropologist" Amber Case, Google's Alexander Chen, data journalist Simon Rogers, Datakind's Jake Porway, and Sven Ehmann of Gestalten Publishing, known for Data Flow, the company's series of handsome hardbound data visualization compendiums. Appropriately, talks will be confined to 10-20 minutes, and will follow a data-driven narrative arc. For more information and to register, check out the Visualized site.
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