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:
6:30 - 7:15
Mingle and share demos of what you're currently working on. Bring a laptop for some casual sharing!
The main talk followed by Q&A
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.
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.