Data Visualization Workshop: Human Ecosystems by Artisopensource
Feb 5, 2014, 12pm-2:30pm
York University's Digital Media Program hosts the Canadian launch of Human Ecosystems by Artisopensource (AOS).
Human Ecosystems is a family of real-time systems capturing information from social networks to visualize cities’ human geographies and affective flows.
Human beings generate an enormous amount of public information during their daily lives to express their emotions, desires, visions and ideas. Using a set of technologies to map public communication flows on social networks in the city, this project reclaims a novel form of public space: the human infoscape.
Human Ecosystems seeks to achieve new understanding of the ways in which different cultures express opinions, emotions and affect. It aims to reveal how cities’ relational ecosystems are formed and the roles people assume in their communities.
Human Ecosystems has been launched in Rome and Sao Paulo, producing accessible OpenData maps and visualizations that can be monitored in time and space, revealing the emergence of entirely different cities within the same city, their affective flows, aggregations and diasporic streams.
This hands-on workshop will be led by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico.
Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker, TED Fellow (2012) and Eisenhower Fellow (2013). He teaches interaction design and cross-media practices in the Faculty of Architecture at La Sapienza University, Rome; ISIA Design Florence; Rome University of Fine Arts; and the IED Design institute.
Oriana Persico is an artist, writer and communications specialist in the development and implementation of participatory policies and digital inclusion. She has worked with national governments and the European Union on the creation of best practices, standards and research in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, digital business ecosystems (DBE) and practices for participation and knowledge sharing.
Participation in the workshop is free but sapce is limited and registration is required.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Complementing the workshop will be a public talk on the Human Ecosystems Project on Fri. Feb. 7.
|Location:||Transmedia lab, 103 Accolade West Building, York University, 4700 Keele St.|
|Sponsor:||Digital Media Program, Faculty of Fine Arts & Lassonde School of Engineering|