Seminar - Wesley Willett, University of Calgary

Situated and Embedded Visualization – Bridging Data Analysis and the Physical World

Thursday 22nd November

13:00 - 14:30

AG22 (College Building)

Wesley Willett is one of the most exciting researchers working in interaction * social * physical * information * media. With a Berkley, INRIA, Calgary pedigree he continually surprises us with great ideas that are beautifully brought to life. Wes’ palmarès includes Best Paper and Hon Mentions at CHI.

Wes is co-chairing IEEE VIS in Vancouver in 2019 and races Mountain Bikes. He is an inspiring researcher with important ideas about our information futures - don’t miss the talk.

Abstract, Bio and further details here …

Seminar - Lora Oehlberg, University of Calgary

Data Physicalization and Community Collaboration in Fabrication Spaces

Wednesday 14th November

12:30 - 14:00

H301 Poynton (Centenary Building)

Lora Oehlberg is one of the World's leading researchers in studying the interactions between human-computer interaction, creativity & cognition, information visualization, and computer-supported cooperative work. Her ideas on making, sketching, fabrication and tangible interfaces lead the way and have resulted in exciting papers at CHI, DIS and VIS. Lora’s experiments in combining physical and digital engineering should be of interest to many in SMCSE.

In her talk at City, Lora will briefly introduce her overall research interests, and then dive into two topics that she has been thinking about during her research sabbatical - Data Physicalizations and Community Collaboration in Fabrication Spaces. Lora has great ideas that should be of interest to all of us in CS at City - so please come along. Hopefully she will show us some computer-controlled knitting ...

Abstract, Bio and further details here …

VIS Best Poster Award - giCentre scores hat-trick

The giCentre strikes again this year, after winning the VAST Best Poster in 2016, and the InfoVis Best Poster in 2017. We are delighted to announce that our poster Conveying uncertainty in archived war diaries with GeoBlobs has been awarded the IEEE InfoVis Best Poster 2018.
In collaboration with The National Archives we explored options to visualize uncertainty in troop movement data derived from handwritten first word war UK military diaries.

Come and see us in Berlin during the poster session on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile have a look at the poster abstract and a draft of the design. An interactive prototype will be on display during the opening event of the VIS Arts Program on Tuesday evening.


We, Eirini Goudarouli, Steven Hirschorn (both with The National Archives), Johannes Liem, Jo Wood (both with the giCentre) and Charles Perin (with the giCentre and the University of Victoria) would like to thank the reviewers and InfoVis poster chairs.