Smart people talk about art and data

Posted to News  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

A few months ago, a packed crowd gathered in Minneapolis for the Eyeo Festival to hear some of the best in data art, visualization, and creative code talk about what they do and how they do it. I didn’t get a chance to go, but from all the chatter online during the event (and the stellar speaker lineup), I get the sense I missed something good. Luckily, some of the talks are available online.

For starters, Ben Fry and Casey Reas talk about Processing, their grad school grown programming language; Aaron Koblin presents some of the work from the Google Data Arts team; and Nicholas Felton discusses the process behind his annual reports.

Catch a few more on the Eyeo Vimeo channel or to stay updated for when new videos are uploaded.

Favorites

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.