#btconf Berlin, Germany 11 - 12 Sep 2023

Shirley Wu

Shirley Wu is an award-winning creative focused on data-driven art and visualisations. She has worked with clients such as Google, The Guardian, Scientific American, SFMOMA, NBC Universal, and International Rescue Committee to develop custom, highly interactive data visualisations. She combines her love of art, math, and code into colourful, compelling narratives that push the boundaries of the web.

In 2021, she co-authored Data Sketches with Nadieh Bremer, a hybrid textbook and coffee table book that detail the process behind 24 data visualisation projects.

She is currently finishing a Master's at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP, May 2023), with the goal of bringing her data stories into the physical world.

Her work can be found at shirleywu.studio.

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Take up Space

This is a story about identity, burnout, finding courage, rekindling a dream, and settling into the discomfort of not knowing what comes next. Oh, and lots of dataviz.