Here’s the shape of the schedule for 2012. We start with pre-festival workshops, and kick it off that night. That’s right, keynotes at night and breakouts by day. And you’re on your own for meals.
Nicholas is fascinated with data as a shorthand for the routines and milestones of our lives. He is the author of several Personal Annual Reports that weave numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps and statistics that reflect the year’s activities. He is the co-founder of Daytum.com, a website for collecting and communicating daily data, and now works on the timline team at Facebook.
Moritz works as a "truth and beauty operator" on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science and Interface Design, his work balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. He's especially interested in the visualization of large-scale human activity.
Ayah is an engineer and interactive artist who does not believe in boundaries set by disciplines or cultures. She is the creator of littleBits, an award winning kit of pre- assembled circuits that snap together with tiny magnets. Just recently, Bdeir was awarded the highly prestigious TED fellowship, as one of 25 innovators in 2012 from around the world.