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Data visualization for a better life

By Liu Zheng ( Updated: 2013-10-02 18:56

An exhibition focusing on data visualization got off to a good start, on Sept 20, in the China Central Academy of Fine Arts museum, in Beijing, organized by CAFA and the Asian Design Publication Project, under the title "Information in style: information visualization in the UK".

Its goal is to show how information design both influences and involves people, society and cities on different levels. It involves bringing designers, artists, program developers and scientists together to examine how design professionals from different disciplines reflect on and interpret visualization information.

Interviewee background:

Dr. Kevin Walker, Head of the Programme, Information Experience Design School of Communication, Royal College of Art(UK), and a researcher, designer, writer and artist working at the boundaries of the digital and physical, or, more specifically, in curation curatorial and computational work in physical spaces grounded in cognitive and cultural theory. He is the author of Hackers and Slackers(2012) and co-editor of Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience(2008), and has a background in journalism, design, interactive media and education research.

Karin Von Ompteda, a visiting lecturer at the Information Experience Design School of Communication, Royal College of Art(UK), with a background in biology(MSc, University of Toronto) and graphic design(BDes, Ontario College of Art & Design)

Dr. Drew Hemment, founder and CEO of FutureEverything and a Dundee Fellow, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee(UK). Over the past 20 years, his work around the world in digital culture and innovation has gained him awards in the arts, technology and business, including the Lever Prize 2010 and Prix Ars Electronica 2008 (honorary mention) and his work has been covered by the New York Times, BBC and NBC.

FutureEverything, according to its official website, is an international R&D hub for digital culture, one that holds industry conferences, innovative projects, artwork and live experiences to show a digital future.

Video photographer: Liu Zheng

Editor: Liu Zheng

Producer: Nie Peng

Executive producer: Han Lei

Data visualization for a better life

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