Jesse Kriss

Jesse Kriss designs and builds tools for artists, citizens and scientists. His past work includes Many Eyes, a the collaborative visualization platform, at IBM Research, tools for artists and performers at Figure 53, makers of QLab, and web platforms for online organizing and voter protection on the Obama 2012 tech team. He is also the creator of MaxLink, free software connecting Processing and Max/MSP as well as several music-related visualizations including the History of Sampling and Visual Scratch.

He currently works in the Human Interfaces Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, designing and developing tools for space mission operations, spacecraft systems engineering, and Earth science, while practicing and promoting user centered design.

Jesse holds a Master's in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and BA in Music from Carleton College.



Session: Parlor Tricks, Space Robots, and the Future We Want

This is a talk about the work we do, the work we show, the clients we want to have, and the future of our field, interspersed with stories of visualization work in progress at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We communicate the character and breadth of our field by the demos we show. Do visualizations for experts demo poorly to the general public? What effect does this have, and are there actions we can take to create a healthier visualization ecosystem?