Visualisation Matters 2018 is designed to inspire audiences and demonstrate how art, science, design and engineering can be closely connected through visual creativity.
VisMatters2018 is co-organised by the Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre, UNSW Art & Design, CSIRO Data61 and ACEMS. It will be held on 21 November 2018 at UNSW Art & Design, Paddington (Sydney), Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd, in Room EG02.
Invited speakers from industry, academia and our local community will share their ideas and works. We are preparing a few amazing surprises, so have your eyes wide open.
Visualisation Matters will feature invited keynotes and speakers.
"After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well."
Speakers that will inspire you. Discussions that will remain with you forever. Connections that will create new opportunities. Don't miss it!
Oliver Bown is senior lecturer and co-director of the Interactive Media Lab at the faculty of Art and Design at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. He is a researcher and maker working with creative technologies, with a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. He is interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. His current active research areas include media multiplicites, musical metacreation, the theories and methodologies of computational creativity, new interfaces for musical expression, and multi-agent models of social creativity.Learn more Link
Emile Rademeyer is Creative Director at VANDAL in Sydney, Australia. He excels in innovative creative for entertainment platforms, advertising, art, augmented reality, experiential and digital placemaking projects.
With a passion to bridge the gap between art, digital media, content and culture, Emile ensures VANDAL is focused on creating the most innovative moving image and sound for digital media of all types. He further oversees curation of the VANDAL Art Gallery in Redfern.
Anna is a data scientist in CSIRO Data61 currently working on Stellargraph, the machine learning library for graphs. She has 10+ years of experience working on various applied data science problems such as the detection of fraudulent activities and money laundering using social networks, the bankruptcy predictions using companies’ financial networks, and predictions of deviant cases in business processes.
Anna received her PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Tartu, Estonia.Learn more Link
Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney. His books include: Energies in the Arts (MIT Press, 2019); Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013); Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts, edited with Hannah Higgins (UC Press, 2012); Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973 (UC Press, 2011); Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999); and Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde, edited with Gregory Whitehead (MIT Press, 1992). He has presented over one hundred keynotes and invited lectures around the world, and has been an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation.Learn more Link
Xavier is a creative software engineer in the Data61 Front End Development team, and in the Data61 Investigative Analytics Tech Program working on Stellargraph. Prior to joining them, Xavier’s visualisation work for the CSIRO TraNSIT project contributed to being awarded the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. He recently submitted his doctoral dissertation on idea network visualisations to The University of Sydney in October, 2018.Learn more
For more info or submit proposal of a lightning talk please e-mail t.bednarz (at) unsw dot edu.au