Vizbi Showcase: Bridging Science, Art and Design

VIZBI Showcase: Bridging Science, Art, and Design
When:
01 Jun
18:00 - 20:00
Location:
140 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Price:
From: $25.00
Location
140 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000

VIZBI Showcase: Bridging Science, Art, and Design features presentations from renowned data scientists and communicators Janet Iwasa (University of Utah, USA) and Martin Krzywinski (Genome Sciences Centre, Canada). 

Janet Iwasa is a biomedical animator who will deliver a keynote presentation. Her work in communicating complex scientific ideas has attracted international attention. She has won various awards and has been featured both in leading scientific publications as well as mainstream news outlets including New York Times and TED.

Martin Krzywinski is a data visualisation scientist whose research focuses on cancer and genome analysis. He has invented beautiful and insightful visualization methods that are widely used in the life sciences and beyond, sparking imagination and enthusiasm. His information graphics have appeared in New York Times, Wired, Conde Nast Portfolio and American Scientist.

Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Sean O’Donoghue, a data visualisation scientist working at the Garvan Institute conjointly with CSIRO’s Data61 and UNSW.

These talks will be followed by short presentations from local artists whose work bridges science and creativity. If you also work in the space, we want to hear from you. You are invited to submit an image and a short description of your work, and you could deliver one of these 30-second lightning-talks as part of the event.

Following the talks, guests will have an opportunity to network over a drink from 8-9pm on the harbourside terrace.

The event is organized by the VIZBI lab from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and CSIRO's Data61.

For a spectacular example of biological data visualization in practice, be sure to also visit ‘Beautiful and Dangerous’, our Vivid Lights installation! Want to create visualisations yourself? Our related event, ‘Data Visualisation Masterclass’ (May 31st) presents principles, methods, and tools for creating insightful visualisations that tell compelling stories. 


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