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QS Workshop #2: How to turn data into beauty

Agenda:

18:30 Venue open

19:00 Beginning of the workshop


Laurie Frick, artist and QS enthusiast based in Austin,Texas will visit us. She will talk about her experience in making art from personal data and explain approaches on how to transform dry columns of data into compelling beauty. Lets discuss which data visualization tools and processes give us the ability to gain a better grasp of our behavior. Come with an open mind and lots of questions.


About the artist:

Laurie enthusiastically embraces paradox. Straddling neuroscience, big data and art, her work is stunning to see. And it points not only to where we’ve been but also illuminates patterns which may crack open whole new insights about where we are going. 

www.lauriefrick.com 



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  • Max G.

    Thanks again, Laurie! As Bara stated, very thought-provoking. And also thanks to everyone who came out last night! The next event will most likely be at the end of June, we'll keep you posted about the details.

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Laurie for your beautiful talk, and for giving the permission to share some raw notes I jotted down while listening:

    - initial idea: Ben Lipkowitz tracked his time, Laurie translated that to art & started tracking herself
    - e.g. with ZEO, a dry EEG sensor on the forehead + recording unit to record sleep patterns: "mechanical mum"
    - routines as rituals that create comfort & give rise to mindfulness and more self-awareness
    - "self-tracking is a quick & dirty way to boost your immune system"
    - "art makes data sticky"
    - Frickbits, soon to be released to record and artify travel patterns, see signup.FRICKbits.com
    - we already use external "devices" to find out who we are: our partners, jobs, friends, places, ... help us to reveal the hidden part of us
    - if data is the way to understand who we are, why run from it? embrace it!

    - Comment by B. Droubay:
    "If I'm not my routines, what am I?" Notice what you repeat - and then consciously decide to do something new instead

    5 · May 14, 2014

    • Max G.

      Thank you very much, Aline, for sharing this! Great!

      May 15, 2014

  • Barbara D.

    Beautiful artwork and look into why we track, I enjoyed it very much!

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone! So fun to talk with you, if you have any Berlin tips...here til May 27. email [masked].

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Katharina

    Thanks, enjoyed today! Hope the next event's soon ;)

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Björn

    Very inspiring

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Bara C.

    Really inspiring and thought provoking talk. Will definitely try to come back!

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Vern

    Great Talk, Inspiring and Informative. Warm and Personal. Loved It.

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Isabell M.

    Unfortunately I'm not in Berlin today! But hopefully I'll see some of you on Monday at the Grants4Apps Business Intelligence Meetup.

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will try to make it at 7:10 according to fahrinfo. Hope it's not too late.

    May 13, 2014

  • Kalwies

    Sorry, bei mir wird es leider doch nichts. Euch allen aber viel Spaß.

    May 13, 2014

  • Roland G.

    By popular request we'll start the workshop at 19:00, the venue will open up for attendees at 18.30. See you there

    1 · May 7, 2014

    • Katharina

      Any idea how long it will last? Unfortunately there's a event before that I have to attend but would live to still participate in a part

      1 · May 7, 2014

    • Roland G.

      The workshop is planned to go for about 90 minutes, but it is an open format, so we'll see how long we'll learn and discuss together. We can stay in the venue until 22.00, so from the end of the workshop until then we'll have time for drinks and conversations.

      1 · May 12, 2014

  • Barbara D.

    I also wish it was a bit later...:) really looking forward to it....! beautiful work.

    May 4, 2014

  • Roland G.

    Hi Tanja, we cant stay very late in the venue, but we will head out to a bar or restaurant after the workshop. So you will be brought up to speed in case you have missed something

    April 25, 2014

  • Tanja

    Does it have to be so early? Kinda hard to make it over there from the other side of town on busy working days.

    April 25, 2014

  • Sarah

    Very excited to meet Laurie, and learn more about her fascinating, beautiful work! Love her combination of tactile/material with data visualization.

    3 · April 20, 2014

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