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.
Kyle McDonald works with sounds and codes, exploring translation, contextualization, and similarity. With a background in philosophy and computer science, he strives to integrate intricate processes and structures with accessible, playful realizations that often have a do-it-yourself, open-source aesthetic. He is currently wrapping up his work from his Guest Researcher residency at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan.
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.
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.