Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft (HIIG)
When you think of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man or John Snow’s famous map of cholera outbreaks in 19th century London, you think of early examples for data visualizations. In academia, visualizations have always been widely used to communicate findings and make sense of the data. Given that early research was published on paper and distributed analogously, visualizations were static.
Nowadays, there is an ever increasing number of visualizations in papers: statistical results, maps, social networks, you name it. But despite technological advances and modern approaches to data visualization, published infographics remain mostly static.
What opportunities does science miss by sticking to this (outdated) state-of-the-art? Can publications benefit from the tools and approaches already employed in data science or data-driven journalism? What better ways are there for telling stories with interactive graphs or web apps to make research more compelling?
Bringing together scientists and data visualization specialists, we give you an insight into the world of visual representations and discuss new ways to explore data. We will encounter the good, the bad, and the beautiful side of data visualizations and give you some inspiration for your own research. Just picture it!
7 pm - 7.30 pm: Networking/get-together with pizza and drinks
7.30 pm - 7.40 pm Introduction
7.40 pm - 9 pm Speakers + Q&A session