Visualisation Matters 2019 is designed to inspire audiences and demonstrate how art, science, design and engineering can be closely connected through visual creativity.
Visusalisation Matters 2019 is co-collocated with C3DIS 2019 conference. Please join us on 6th May, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Make sure to stay to also watch Computer Animation Festival from SIGGRAPH Asia 2018.
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.
Vis Matters is a prime event funded by June Kim and Tomasz Bednarz in 2016, connecting Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques, Art, Science, Visualisation, AI, Creativity, Simulation Sciences.
Speakers that will inspire you. Discussions that will remain with you forever. Connections that will create new opportunities. Don't miss it!
Eleanor Gates-Stuart is Professor of Creative Industries at Charles Stuart University (CSU) in the School of Communication and Creative Industries. She is also an affiliate member of the Graham Centre of Agricultural Innovation at CSU. As an artist, her focus is on art, science and technology. She holds a PhD in Science Communication, Communicating Science: Exploring Science though Art, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University. Prior to CSU, she was the Professor of Techno Arts at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan where she is still in collaboration with the Orchid Research and Development Center, and is an alumni of the CSIRO, and the Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (USA).Learn more Link
Madison Hartill-Law is the founder of Shirty Science. The business was developed through an assignment during her Master’s of Science Communication (Outreach) at Australian National University in 2016. Three years later Shirty Science serves as a side hustle while Madison works as a Women in STEM project officer at the Australian Academy of Science.Learn more Link
Martin Schweitzer is a manager and tech lead at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology where his team are responsible for supporting the Climate Programme. He is passionate about making large datasets accessible to users through visualisation and exploration.Learn more Link
Dr Nasser Bagheri is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU), recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship and co-leads Visualisation and Decision Analytics (VIDEA) lab and spatial epidemiology team at the Centre for Mental Health Research. His research has focused on chronic disease ecosystem and risk assessment, particularly, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, mental health and dementia with a particular interest in visualisation and spatial variation of chronic disease.Learn more Link
Dr Steven Wark is the S&T Discipline Leader for Situation Awareness Systems in the Joint & Operations Analysis Division at Defence Science & Technology Group, Department of Defence, and is based in Adelaide, South Australia. The Situation Awareness Systems discipline is exploring how human-machine partnerships with emerging AI technologies can leverage military expertise to achieve decision superiority, and is looking at concepts such as narrative visualisation and adaptive user interfaces to avoid information overload and cognitively augment a decision maker or analyst. Steven has worked in information fusion systems and novel interfaces to support command and control for nearly 20 years, including immersive 3D visualisation and virtual human storytellers. Most recently he has worked on narrative supporting command and control of autonomous systems as part of DST’s Trusted Autonomous Systems program, and is now also applying those techniques to support force design as part of DST’s Modelling Complex Warfighting program.Learn more Link
Ursula is a research fellow at Monash University where she is working with the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and with the School of Physics and Astronomy. She holds a PhD in particle physics and her current research interests focus on the application of statistical data visualisation methods to problems in physics, and on the development of new tools for the visualisation of high-dimensional data.Learn more Link
Matt Adcock is a Senior Research Engineer and Experimental Scientist at CSIRO in Canberra where he leads the Data61 Immersive Environments Lab. He uses Interactive Computer Graphics, Computational Imaging and User Experience Innovation to build systems that enable new insights from 3D data. In 2015 he was named a Gold Disruptor by the Australian Computer Society for his work on AR technologies for conducting physical tasks over the Internet.Learn more Link
Henry Gardner is a Reader in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University (ANU). He holds qualifications in science and computer science from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in theoretical plasma physics from the ANU. He has published about 100 refereed papers and conference proceedings on a range of topics including nuclear and plasma physics, computational science, virtual reality, human computer interaction, computer music, computer games and software engineering. He is co-author of the monograph “Design Patterns in e-Science” (Springer, 2007) and was foundation Director of the ANU Research School of Computer Science.Learn more Link
Baden Pailthorpe (b. 1984) is part of a generation of artists whose practice is shaped by Internet culture. He holds a Ph.D from the University of New South Wales, an MFA from l’Université Paris VIII, an MA from COFA and a BA from the University of Sydney. Much of Baden Pailthorpe’s work consists of hyper-real animations, video and sculpture that engage with the spatiality of power, politics and the cultures of late-capitalism.Learn more Link
Geoff Hinchcliffe is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Australian National University’s School of Art & Design where he is developing the School’s new Design program. Geoff’s research focuses on enlivening data and digital collections through visualisation, interface and interaction design. His research results in both theoretical and applied outputs, typically in the form of web-based works which range from the practical, to the experimental, playful and occasionally provocative.Learn more Link
Kit Devine lectures in VR, digital visual effects, visual storytelling and interactive art at the Australian National University and her research interests include digital art, digital heritage, digital museology and VR. Her doctoral work examined the importance of time to the user experience of virtual heritage place. She has been involved in computer graphics since 1984 and spent over 15 years working as an animator and effects artist on film, tv and game projects prior to moving to the education sector.Learn more Link
"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."
Exciting program, please join us on 6 May, 2019.
Very exciting program - full of inspiration and breath taking ideas, don't miss it!Program TBA
DIS 2019 - Collaborative Conference on Computational & Data Intensive Science. National Convention Centre | 6-10 May 2019.C3DIS Website
Visualisation Matters event was initially created to inspire local community about SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 that is coming to Australia this year.Website
For more info or submit proposal of a lightning talk please e-mail epicentre (at) unsw dot edu.au