beyond tellerrand – the only conference I know that feels like an educational night club. So good to be back!
Maya Bornschein, @maya_shines
My guests on this day are Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu. I am always just 🤯 and 😍 whenever I see their work. Both have been speaking at beyond tellerrand before and I am super curious about what they are going to talk about.
Connections are a part of us, of the world. From the connections between people, between cultures, within language, and more. In these days when more data is collected daily than we could ever hope to explore, the variety in connections being gathered is opening up the possibility to visualise these (often complex) networks.
During this talk, Nadieh will take you through the design process of several of her (interactive) data visualisation works, from personal projects to client work. The common thread they all share, is that they all reveal connections, but all differently. From a family tree of 3000 people connected to the European Royal houses, to those existing between our Intangible Cultural Heritage created for UNESCO, to connections we have drawn in the night skies and more. Revealing that all types of connections are unique and revealing the intricacies that lie within them requires a creative, iterative and custom approach.
Nadieh Bremer is a graduated Astronomer, turned data scientist, turned data visualisation designer, based near Amsterdam. She's working as a freelancer under the name "Visual Cinnamon". As 2017's "Best Individual" in the Information is Beautiful Awards, she focuses on uniquely crafted (interactive) data visualisations that both engage and enlighten its audience. She's worked with a wide range of companies, such as Google News Lab, Sony Music, the New York Times and UNESCO, to small start-ups. Creating custom visuals for print, crafting interactive online experiences, or designing promotionally focused visuals for press releases, data-driven reports, and data art.
This talk strays from my usual; instead of sharing technical lessons and takeaways, I'll be talking through my personal journey as an independent creator of data visualizations. I'll be showcasing past data visualization projects that have defined my career growth, the effect 2020 has had on my work, and the projects I hope to work on going forward.
Shirley Wu is an award-winning creative focused on data-driven art and visualizations. She has worked with clients such as Google, The Guardian, SFMOMA, and NBC Universal to develop custom, highly interactive data visualizations. She combines her love of art, math, and code into colorful, compelling narratives that push the boundaries of the web. Her work can be found at sxywu.com.
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