Immersive Data Vis for the Web

Sep 7, 2016 · Boston, United States of America

Our next meetup is about data vis in virtual reality! Alex Norton from Eyewire will be giving a talk entitled, "Immersive Data Visualization for the Web." The meetup will be at Bocoup's office on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30pm. 


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We'll have roughly the same schedule as the previous meetup:

Schedule

6:30 - 7:15

Mingle and share demos of what you're currently working on. Bring a laptop for some casual sharing!

7:15-8:00

The main talk followed by Q&A

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Talk Details

Immersive Data Visualization for the Web

Speaker: Alex Norton

What are the possibilities of data visualization mediated by virtual reality? Positioned at the intersection of storytelling, design, and technology, VR has the capability to transform complex information into rich intuitive experience by increasing focus and inviting exploration. How will this new medium change the way we visualize and experience data?---

The talk will cover the following topics and includes a live demo.

- Hardware available / required

- Techniques for planning 

- prototyping in VR

- Setting up a webVR environment (technology stack)

- Best practices for designing VR visualization experiences 

Bring along a Google Cardboard if you have one! You'll be able to follow along during the demo.

Speaker Bio

Alex is a designer and researcher currently at Eyewire. Driven by a passion for innovation and cross disciplinary collaboration, he sees the world through the lens of design. His work focuses on the intersection of people and technology, weaving lessons from natural systems into creative solutions, delightful interactions, and computational models.

Alex’s visualizations have been featured at TED, Tribeca Film Festival, and in Times Square NYC. His renderings have appeared in Wired magazine, the New York Times, and Nature scientific journal.

Event organizers
  • Boston Data Visualization

    We are starting back up again! Boston has an amazing group of people who not only create beautiful data visualization work, but also push the entire field forward with their contribution to the open source and academic communities. This meetup will aim to bring those people and anyone interested in data visualization together, fostering a community, creating a space for learning, and exploring ways to build new partnerships and expand the disciplinary territory of data design and visualization. The meetup

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