Past Meetup

Data Vis Talks – Science Vis

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On the 18th, we will talk about the importance of data vis in science. We're very much looking forward to have Tim Florian Horn, Director of the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin talk about "Data-driven Science Visualization in 360°". Another highlight is Miriam Quick, who's in town for the School of Ma and talks about collaborations with scientists and communicating science with data vis. And we're looking forward to learn more about color with two other lightning talks. Come and join us, have a drink or two and talk about data vis!


Tim Florian Horn

Planetariums have historically been venues that projected points of starlight on a curved ceiling, but with the advent of new technologies and software, digital "fulldome" theaters are rapidly expanding and converting planetarium domes into an immersive virtual social experience augmented by computer graphics and scientific visuals. Digital dome theaters extend educational and cultural programming beyond night-sky astronomy, including science shows both recorded and interactive, live entertainment events, and more. Their computer graphics content can range from scientific visualizations to interactive art: From scenes of melting ice caps to swirling clusters of galaxies, scientific data have the potential to tell important stories in 360° about the natural world in a manner that can be both technically accurate and stunningly beautiful. These visualizations provide a new perspective on the data for scientists and a new path for engaging the public.

Miriam Quick

Miriam ( (@miriamquick ( is a researcher specialising in information graphics. Her work has been published by the BBC, WIRED and Information is Beautiful, among others. She will talk about the challenges of communicating scientific topics to a general audience with reference to an outreach project produced in collaboration with a research scientist -- an infographic poster on the history of evolutionary theory.


Jeremie Gerhardt

Jérémie is a color scientist. He's interested in the various ways we have to capture light and how to save images on various media (from paper to film, camera sensors...). Another aspect of his work is to study how we human are perceiving color, image quality how do we read image, how to find information into images. The fields of application and implication are endless.
In his short talk Jérémie will present a small installation using a webcam. The idea is to replace each captured frame by a mosaic of tiny images, images continuously received by the webcam. The choice of each tile image is based on the average color information of each image part. A simple image retrieval problem is then solved to find the closest image with the similar color information.


Eduard Parsadanyan

Eduard ( is a statistical programmer and biostatistician currently working in Berlin for PAREXEL International. He is passionate about healthcare, clinical research and has both biological and IT background. In his talk he will describe one of his early projects conducted in an evolutionary biology lab in St.Petersburg, Russia. This is an insightful mathematical model of color vision systems which can be used for understanding how an eye precepts colored objects. You will also know whether dogs and cats are color-blind and why dinosaurs are a reason of poor color vision among mammals.


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We really hope you can make it. Don't miss it!