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Seeing is understanding: Data Visualisation
Thu 3 November 2016, 11:50 – 12:40 GMT
In the age of information, we have unprecedented access to data that helps us understand the world around us. When we bring our own questions to the data there are numerous ways visualisation can help extract answers. BUT, how can we make data accessible to new audiences without prior interest in the subject? How do we communicate what we discover in a way that is engaging and compelling?
Join pioneering communicators Real World Visuals (formerly Carbon Visuals) going beyond conventional graphics to make data visible and accessible in the landscapes we all inhabit.
• Be introduced to eye catching and innovative techniques for presenting information
• Challenge yourself to make information accessible and relevant even for non-engaged audiences
About the Speakers
ADAM NEIMAN is the Creative Director of Real World Visuals. He is an artist with a particular interest in science, a degree in physics and PhD in the visual culture of science. He has developed a range of visualisation techniques that have a focus on public engagement and involve broadening human experience to include large and small-scale phenomena. He has been working in science communication for twenty years and was previously an academic with an interest in visual culture and philosophy of science.
ANTONY TURNER is the co-founder and CEO of Real World Visuals and founder of The CarbonSense Foundation. In 2003, after a successful career of launching innovative and disruptive technologies worldwide, he switched to helping people understand and make sense of climate change. He has lectured at major universities, given a TEDx talk, and worked with a wide range of environmental organisations, businesses and government departments. He believes that the core reason for society’s indifference to climate change is that greenhouse gases are invisible.
This toolbox session is part of Communicate 2016: Swapping Spectacles. Communicate is the UK's annual, two-day conference for environmental communicators. For full conference rates, programme and bookings please visit www.communicatenow.org.uk
If you would like to book on to this session only please continue through the Eventbrite process to booking and payment. Please access single sessions via the Conservation Education Centre entrance on Guthrie Road - do not queue up with the zoo guests at the main entrance.