€ 249 (excluding VAT) / including lunch.
The training is suitable for professionals who are completely new to the field or have a ton of experience but need fresh energies in the world of data visualisation. It is also for those who seek a different approach, and want the extend their creative skills.
The training can be of interest to communication or marketing staff, data analysts, researchers, business intelligende employees, designers and editors.
Thursday May 23, 2024
09:30 - 16:30
Training Data Physicalisation
When data visualisation steps out from the two dimensional format and becomes spatial we talk about data physicalisation / data embodiment / data materialisation. The knowledge encoded in the data and the sensual, bodily experience increases the involvement of the audience, calls upon conversation and may cause paradigm shifts in the recipient's way of thinking. Therefore, physicalisation is a powerful tool in communicating complex information and talking about societal issues.
It is also a versatile tool regarding the possible materials and technologies used as well as its context and duration: it can be an instant spatial intervention. a series of experiments and/or educative objects, a temporary installation, a travelling exhibit or even a permanent public sculpture.
Data physicalisation can be used complementary to graphical visualisations, re-learning and refreshening our creative processes, looking at a problem in a different way or simply re-connectwith the world of materials in our screen-focused life.
The aim of the workshop is to get first-hand experience on how physicality can strengthen the communication of a story and how such objects stand as powerful starting points for encountering certain issues and starting a conversation.
Following an introductory presentation and a warm up activity participants will form teams and create their (first) physical data visualisations with the help of simple materials provided.
Participants will receive guidance and feedback through the creation process.
The hands-on workshop day will be concluded by a short presentation of the projects. Please bring your laptop.
Melinda Sipos is an artist working on data based installations and pursues her related doctoral studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts (MOME). She has conducted numerous workshops on data physicalization guiding others through creative processes in academia as well as in adult training programs both in Hungary and worldwide. Occasionally, she holds tinkering workshops for kids.
Sipos was recently a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Network Science Institute/Barabasi Lab, Northwestern University, Boston. Currently she lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.