THE IMAGES ARE THE SAME
| Amanda Cox at Eyeo 2018 |
Amanda is editor of The Upshot, The New York Times section created in 2014 to present news, analysis and graphics about politics, policy and everyday life. She's a recognized authority on data visualization and infographics. At Eyeo she spoke about process, practice and lessons learned.
AnnMarie is the founder and director of the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas, which explores ways to encourage children, of all ages, to embrace playful learning. She and her students created Squishy Circuits, a method for using homemade conductive and insulating dough to sculpt electrical circuits. She is the author of "Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation." Recently, the lab has collaborated with musical group OK Go on the OK Go Sandbox, with the shared intention of creating engaging, fun-filled STEAM-focused videos for use in K-12 classrooms (and beyond).
UNEXPECTED SPACE EXPLORATION
| Ariel Waldman at Eyeo 2018 |
Ariel creates unusual collaborations that infuse serendipity into science and space exploration. After unexpectedly getting a job at NASA after art school, her mission is to enlighten others on how anyone can actively contribute to the furthering of science and space exploration in clever new ways.
She is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways for anyone to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a grassroots endeavor to prototype things with science that is now in over 25 countries. She also built Spaceprob.es, a catalog of the active spacecrafts that freckle our solar system.
At Eyeo 2018 she presents a talk about the weird, whimsical, and unexpected ways we can explore outer space and a rejection of nostalgia for the future.
WAYFINDING THROUGH DISCIPLINES - Navigating mushrooms, microbes and climate.
| Blacki Migliozzi at Eyeo 2018 |
Blacki is graphics editor at The New York Times, where he develops data-driven stories and interactive visualizations. Apart from doing datavis work in the news much of his other focus is on synthetic biology. Here he discusses his relationship to science and how it impacts the way he approaches doing news. He shares his personal journey about how he’s come into doing journalism as well as biology– two disciplines he had never expected to be working in. Blacki shows examples of the work he’s done in both disciplines, and addresses what it means to try to hold oneself accountable while, doing science, communicating science, and working with data in the news.
RIVERS, RATS, AND RNNS
| Brian House at Eyeo 2018 |
Brian is an artist whose work explores the interdependent rhythms of the body, technology, and the environment. His background in both computer science and noise rock informs his research-based practice. Recent interests include AI, telegraphy, and urban rats. In this talk, he discusses recent artistic research that attempts to make “sense” of our more-than-human relationships. How can data, sound, and performance be means of thinking beyond the individual?