Eric Fischer is a data artist and software developer at Mapbox. He was previously an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and before that was on the Android team at Google. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and has appeared in many web and print publications including Wired, Popular Science, and Best American Infographics. He is particularly interested in using geographic data to understand and improve the pedestrian and transit experience in cities.
Time, Distance, Density, and Possibility
We often conceive of data visualization as made up of abstract shapes and colors, but perhaps a really successful visualization is one that helps us understand a quantity or unit when we see it directly with our own eyes. I plan to talk about idealized visions of urban design and what they imply about space, time, density, and context.