Avant garde data viz

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Scott Klein of ProPublica; Nonny De La Peña of Emblematic Group; Rachel Binx of Netflix
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11:30am
  • Location: Salon A&B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You know all the rules of data viz — north belongs at the top of maps, timelines read left to right, bar charts are used for comparison. Now it's time to break the rules. This panel will explore when and why to break with convention, and when not to. We'll look at the best examples of unconventional data viz and show how you can mix up your own work in new and interesting ways.

Speaker Bios

  • Rachel Binx is a Data Visualization Engineer for Content Science at Netflix. Prior to Netflix, she has worked at JPL, the NYTimes, and Stamen Design. She has also started several companies to create personalized physical data visualization, including Meshu, Monochome, and Manymaps.

  • Nonny de la Peña, founder and CEO of Emblematic Group, is regarded as one of the most influential pioneers in virtual and augmented reality. Most recently awarded the WSJ Tech Innovator of the Year title, she is also one of CNET's 20 Most Influential Latinos in Technology, Wired Magazine's #MakeTechHuman Agent of Change, and a Yale Poynter and New America Fellow. @ImmersiveJourno

  • Scott Klein is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica. He oversees ProPublica's visual and data journalism. He also manages ProPublica's Electionland project, which is a large-scale cross-newsroom collaboration that covers voting and election integrity. Scott is also a co-founder of DocumentCloud and a board member of MuckRock. Twitter handle: @kleinmatic 

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