Thursday 17th May, 2012
11:50am to 12:20pm
Data visualization allows us to map all kinds of worlds – from the physical to the social and the personal. The artist Moritz Stefaner reports from his practice as a “Truth & Beauty Operator” and deconstructs some of his recent works, shedding light on his work processes and the rationale behind the design decisions.
Moritz Stefaner works as a “truth and beauty operator” on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science (B.Sc. with distinction, University of Osnabrueck) and Interface Design (M.A., University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam), his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. He is especially interested in the visualization of large–scale human activity.
In 2010, he was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany; his work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, ars electronica and Max Planck Science Gallery. He is part of the advisory boards for the Places and Spaces Exhibit and the Digital Communities category at Prix Ars Electronica, and serves as a reviewing expert for the Future and Emerging Technologies programme of the European Commission. He has co-authored books for publishers such as O’Reilly and Springer and has spoken and lectured on numerous occasions on the topic of information visualization.
Moritz Stefaner works as a “truth and beauty operator” on the crossroads of data visualization & information aesthetics.
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