It's all about looks: data visualisation and storytelling

Please join us for April's gathering where the topic is all about data visualisations and visual storytelling.

We'll be talking about the best and the worst data visualisations. Why they really work, or really don't. We'll also be considering other novel ways news is increasingly using images, video, sounds and graphics to tell stories.

We'd like people to come prepared to share examples of their favourites an unfavourites with the group. Do send us links via twitter or facebook and get ready for vigorous discussion, guided by a panel of experts in the field.

PANELISTS

Alessandro Carboni

Visual artist and Doctoral Researcher at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. 

His work explores the mediated relationship between body and space. He produces interdisciplinary maps using a method of urban mapping that approaches visual art, architecture, geography and performance in the form of visual works, installations, video and performance.

Tequila Chan

Interaction Design Expert at Oppo. Previously a multimedia designer at AFP and design professor at PolyU School of Design and Shantou University.

Jane Pong

Graphics editor at South China Morning Post. Co-organizer of Hacks/Hackers Hong Kong.

Irene Jay Liu

News Editor for data at Thomson Reuters. Irene led the development of Connected China, a Reuters desktop/iPad app that tracks and visualizes the people, organizations and relationships that form China's elite power structure. She was previously at the South China Morning Post and also teaches a graduate-level course on data journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

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