If you are in NYC Friday evening, May 23rd check out the this years Fresh Dialogue event:
IN/VISIBLE : Graphic Data Revealed : Fresh Dialogue 24
The visual ethics required in information graphics increase the designer's burden from faithful executor to editorial arbiter. How do design choices affect the integrity of the data being portrayed? Can information graphics and the designers who create them ever claim pure objectivity? John Maeda, newly appointed president of RISD, world-renowned designer and innovator, will engineer a conversation with three designers who specialize in visualizing information. Steve Duenes guides the New York Times graphics group in print and online; Andrew Kuo cleverly quantifies feelings through his meticulous charts and diagrams; Fernanda Viegas explores the social side of visualization at IBM. Together they will examine a range of current and anticipated trends in visual journalism: judicious simplicity over seductive complexity, data- and story-driven visuals, and the increasing demand for dynamic versus static information visualization.
Friday 23 May 2008 6:30-9:00PM : The Times Center Stage
The New York Times Building : 242 West 41st Street
6:30-7:00PM Check-in : 7:00-9:00PM Presentation