This week the Eyeo Festival is being held in Minneapolis, MN. A four day event boasting some of the information industry's most talented data scientists, including more than a few of our favorites; Stefanie Posavec; Aaron Koblin; Manuel Lima; Jer Thorp; Ben Fry and so many more.
"It’s an exciting time to be interested in art, interaction, and
information. The way we experience all three is changing. The way all
three interact and overlap is evolving. Access to data and tools
continues to enter new realms. What data is—is changing; It’s a social
media feed, it’s a physical sensor, it’s a house plant, a novel, it’s
open access to oceans of digitized archives and more and more APIs.
What can we do with all this data? What can’t we do? Artists,
designers and coders build and bend technology and give us a glimpse
into what’s possible, into what’s next. Ones and zeros float all around
us just waiting to deliver the next new interaction. The Eyeo Festival
brings together the most intriguing and exciting people in these arenas
today." – excerpt from the Eyeo Festival website
According to the registration page, Festival Passes went on sale
February 1st and sold out in 8 hours. If you didn't manage to get a ticket in time, you can check out work from the talented speakers here and have a look at some of last years' speakers here. I imagine the hashtag #eyeo on twitter will also keep you updated on highlights from the event.
Eyeo on Twitter: @eyeofestival
Bis2 on Twitter: @BIS2Media