Some information about this was sent through the SI All Email list, but because most of the time those messages get deleted or sent straight to trash, I thought I would bring it up here. There is a data visualization festival/conference called Eyeo Festival that some of you might be interested in checking out this summer if you have the time. You can look at their website to see some of the cool work, projects, designs, speakers, etc. that was there last year. If you are interested in the 2013 festival you can’t buy tickets yet but you can apply to be a student volunteer.
“It’s an exciting time to be interested in art, interaction, and information. The way we experience all three is changing. The way all three interact and overlap is evolving. Access to data and tools continues to enter new realms. What data is—is changing; It’s a social media feed, it’s a physical sensor, it’s a house plant, a novel, it’s open access to oceans of digitized archives and more and more APIs. What can we do with all this data? What can’t we do? Artists, designers and coders build and bend technology and give us a glimpse into what’s possible, into what’s next. Ones and zeros float all around us just waiting to deliver the next new interaction. The Eyeo Festival brings together the most intriguing and exciting people in these arenas today.” – From the about page