Ben Fry

Ben Fry is principal of Fathom, a design and software consultancy located in Boston. He received his doctoral degree from the Aesthetics + Computation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on combining fields such as computer science, statistics, graphic design, and data visualization as a means for understanding information. After completing his dissertation, he spent time developing tools for visualization of genetic data at the Eli & Edythe L. Broad Insitute of MIT & Harvard.

He's written books, including Visualizing Data (O'Reilly, 2007) and Getting Started with Processing (O'Reilly, 2010) with Casey Reas. Fry's work was part of the Whitney Biennial in 2002 and the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial in 2003 and 2006. Other pieces have appeared in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and in the films Minority Report and The Hulk. His information graphics have also illustrated articles for the journal Nature, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. In 2011, Fry won the National Design Award for Interaction Design from the Cooper-Hewitt.

Session: Three Things

An in-depth discussion of a few (three? five? ten?) recent computational information design projects.

none: Book Signing Event

Join us in Gallery 8 at 4:30 for a book signing event with several Eyeo speakers including Ben Fry, Casey Reas, Joshua Noble, Manuel Lima, Jonathan Harris and Daniel Shiffman.