Join us for a special evening on visualising data, nature, and algorithms. You will take away interesting insights in visual communication and its methodologies.
Our guest speakers for the evening are design practitioners, Dr Isa Kiral-Kornek and Professor Jon McCormack, drawing from their own experiences to connect art, science and design. The presentations will be concluded by an open question and answers session towards the end. Come and share your own experiences in interesting data sets.
Please note the new venue: Henley Club! Right on the heart of Melbourne in Rankins Lane, doors will be open at 6:00 for 6:30 start.
There will be free-of-charge light nibbles and cheese platters, soft drinks and juices, all covered by our sponsor Khronos Melbourne Chapter.
More details soon!
Last year, Isabell Kiral-Kornek finished a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Doing a PhD can be difficult at times, so Isabell spent a lot of time procrastinating. When a friend showed her the D3js web site, she decided that learning web programming simply for the reason of creating beautiful visualisations would be time well spent. She has since created and taught a D3 course for beginners in the hopes that she can lure other researchers to the animated side of data visualisation. You can imagine how excited Isabell was, when her course got taught at CERN last year and translated into French last month.
In her day job, she works at IBM, where she’s doing all sorts of brain-related research, but after work, she meets with other data viz enthusiasts to nerd out about new tools, colours and animations.
Jon McCormack is an Australian-based artist and researcher in computing. He holds an Honours degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Art (Film and Television) from Swinburne University and a PhD in Computer Science from Monash University. He is currently Professor of Computer Science and director of sensiLab at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include generative art and design, evolutionary systems, computer creativity, visualisation, virtual reality, interaction design, physical computing, machine learning, L-systems and developmental models.