Katherine Gillieson  Design & Writing

Information+ : June 16-18 2016

I am a co-organizer of Information+ : interdisciplinary practices in information design and visualization, a conference, exhibition and workshop event which will take place in at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada, in June 2016.

The inaugural Information+ conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in information design and information visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Information+ will be held at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. It will include three events: a two-day conference (June 16 and 17), one-day hands-on workshop (June 18), and an exhibition of information design and visualization projects (June 17 to July 30).

Here is the call for submissions for conference presentations. Please stay tuned for the call for submissions to the exhibition.

Plastic Bodies

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Plastic Bodies: Rebuilding Sensation After Phenomenology by Tom Sparrow is the latest volume in the New Metaphysics book series. This is the fifth title in the series, and is designed once again in collaboration with artist Tammy Lu, and published by Open Humanities Press.

Critical Design infographics projects on show at Science World for Green Month

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A selection of sustainability-themed information design projects by 3rd year communication design students is on display at Science World to coincide with Green Month. The work was undertaken as part of the Critical Design core studio I taught in Spring 2015.

Students conducted research into a range of environmental and sustainability issues to determine their chosen topics, and were encouraged to think broadly about their theme and how to translate it visually using information visualization, illustration, and graphic and information design techniques. The resulting themes are diverse and many touch on sustainability issues relevant to Vancouver; these include oil and alternative energies, lifestyle, household and consumption choices, animal life in BC, and more.

Exhibiting students include:
Daniela Buitrago, Cassie Chuang, Karim Kadi, Megan Kwan, Jodie Lavery, Hyo-Jin Lee, Taysia Louie, Hailey Park, Ji Eun Park, Claudia Pasaribu, Prateeba Perumal, Alejandra Rivera, Kaeley Slaney, and Erin Waters.

The exhibition takes place from April 20 to May 26, 2015.