Michal Migurski

Ben Cerveny

Let's See What We Can See (Everybody Online And Looking Good)


About this talk

Piece by piece, the world is moving onto the web. “Things informationalize,” as Stamen advisor Ben Cerveny puts it. How can we make sense of this new torrent of information emerging wide-eyed and blinking into the internet? Stamen’s Michal Migurski will show how information visualization is making it possible to comprehend a live, vast, and deep connected web of data, with a special focus on interactive and geographic work.

Michal Migurski at dConstruct 2009 Photo by happy.apple

About Michal Migurski

Stamen partner Michal Migurski leads the technical and research aspects of Stamen’s work, moving comfortably from active participation in Stamen’s design process, designing data, prototyping applications, to creating the dynamic projects that Stamen delivers to clients.

Michal has been building for the web since 1995, specializing in big, exciting datasets and the means to communicate and disseminate them to broad audiences for a variety of clients. He speaks publicly on these and other topics to academic and industry audiences, participates actively in a variety of open source development efforts, maintains an active weblog, and holds a degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.

About Ben Cerveny

Ben Cerveny is a strategic and conceptual advisor to Stamen, helping to articulate an approach toward creative visualization and to evaluate and develop potential partners and engagements relative to that vision.

Ben is a sixteen-year veteran of the interaction design field. His past accomplishments include the design of network media sharing applications at Be Inc. and Silicon Graphics, and the management of the Research and Development group at web services agency Organic. He is the author of a forthcoming book on games as system models, and is a Director of a research foundation focused on investigating the intersection of play, interaction, and urban space.

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