Just a reminder that BEN FRY will be visiting Stanford this Wednesday,
November 18th, to give a talk as part of the David H. Liu Memorial
Lecture Series in Design.
The talk will start at 6:00pm and will be held in Herrin T175 (please
note: this is a different room from the one you have been going to for
all the other Liu Lectures!) Here's a map: http://campus-map.stanford.edu/index.cfm?ID=07-410
Ben Fry studied the junction of computation and aesthetics for a PhD
from MIT Media Lab. He is best known for his groundbreaking work in
Data Visualization and wrote a book on the subject (Visualizing Data,
published by O'Reilly.) Ben is also the co-author of the open source
programming language, Processing, which is a tremendously enabling
computational tool for prototyping human-computer interaction or the
visual display of computational data. Arduino is based on the
Processing model. Furthmore, Ben's work has been shown at the MoMA,
Whitney, and Cooper-Hewitt, and has earned many other distinctions.
If nothing else, you've probably seen his data visualization work in
the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise...
It's the last talk of the quarter and it has all the workings of an
excellent Liu Lecture.
Hope to see you there!