Chiqui Esteban works as Graphics Director at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, he worked as Deputy Director of Art, Graphics and Maps at National Geographic and Graphics Director at The Boston Globe. Esteban started his career in Spain, always working in the graphics department of local, regional and national media. He had been part of La Voz de Galicia, Diario de Cadiz, Publico and lainformacion.com, also as a visual journalism consultant for Innovation Media, working with clients in Europe and Latin America. He loves all kinds of sports, reading history and spending time with his wife and three kids.
Ron Morrison is a designer, artist, and researcher working across the fields of human geography, digital technology, and urbanism. They investigate how the unassimilable complicates race and geographic space as fixed and knowable. From building open source platforms to upend solitary confinement to crafting community based archives to combat gentrification, their work explores cartographies of slow violence, cybernetics, and blackness. Their work was implemented in the US, Ghana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Italy and featured at AIA New York, UN World Urban Forum, and Tribeca Film Festival. They are currently an Annenberg PhD fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Sandra Rendgen is an independent author and researcher with a particular focus on data visualization, interactive media and the history of infographics. Her academic background is in art history and cultural theory. In collaboration with Taschen Publishing, she released “Information Graphics” (2012) and “Understanding the World” (2014). Currently she is working on two new books about the history of data visualization and information graphics.
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg co-lead Google’s PAIR (People+AI Research) initiative, part of Google Brain. Their work in machine learning focuses on transparency and interpretability, as part of a broad agenda to improve human/AI interaction. They are well known for their contributions to social and collaborative visualization, and the systems they’ve created are used daily by millions of people. Their visualization-based artwork has been exhibited worldwide, and is part of the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art in New York.
As an interdisciplinary event, we invite proposals from all fields of professional practice, research, and education in information design and visualization. We welcome submissions on such topics as (but not limited to): the environment, advocacy and law, health and medical applications, social and political issues, cultural analysis and collections, digital humanities, and projects in data journalism. Authors accepted for presentation at the conference will have an opportunity to submit articles for publication in a special issue of an academic journal (to be announced soon). The special issue will contain articles selected by a peer review process.
We invite you to submit proposals using Easy Chair. We encourage both academic and practice-based presentations for the following opportunities:
The Information+ Diversity Scholarship Committee will review applications based on a combination of need and impact, and will award up to 10 diversity scholarships that will include:
Complementary Conference registration.
A maximum of: 500 € per recipient within Europe, and 1,000 € per recipient from other countries. We understand that the funds may not cover all costs, but we do hope the scholarship will help recipients attend the conference. Funds can be used to help support travel, lodging, and childcare. Recipients will need to keep original flight or train tickets, expense receipts, and evidence of payment (i.e. bank statement) up to described limits for reimbursement once the conference is over.
Applicants from underrepresented and/or marginalized groups including, but not limited to: gender, identity, race, ethnicity, disabilities, socioeconomic status, discipline.
Financial need in order to be able to attend the conference.
18 years or older.
The registration fee for the conference will be approx. 300 €. University students and presenting attendees are eligible for a reduced registration fee of approx 150 €. These prices include tax and fees. Registration will open on 2 July 2018.
Registered attendees will have access to the full conference program throughout Saturday and Sunday [20-21 Oct] consisting of invited keynote presentations as well as the submitted paper presentations and lightning talks. The conference registration includes basic breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch on site on both days, and a dialog dinner on Saturday evening. Registration for the workshop day [19 Oct] will be separate from the main conference.
Information+ 2018 is being made possible through the help and support of many people and partnering organizations.