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.
Fernanda is a computational designer whose work focuses on the social, collaborative, and artistic aspects of information visualization. She is known for her pioneering work on depicting chat histories and email. She's a co-leader, with Martin Wattenberg, of Google's "Big Picture" data visualization group in Cambridge, MA. Their visualization-based artwork, has been exhibited in venues such as the MoMA in New York, London Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Whitney Museum.
Joshua wrestles with how to say what it is that he does but lately he’s been going with “I philosophize about human computer interaction”. He believes that art, design, programming, and electronics are all more or less the same task: understanding what we want technology to do and how technology is changing us. He's the author of Programming Interactivity: A Designer's Guide to Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.
Zach is one of the co-founders of openFrameworks, a C++ library for creative coding. His work uses technology in a playful way to break down the fragile boundary between the visible and the invisible. Recent work includes a music video for artist Bell featuring facial projection mapping/tracking. He is well known for the EyeWriter project, listed as one of the 50 best inventions in 2010 by Time Magazine.