Data Visualization Speaker Series

Monday, April 28, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
McLaren Conference Center 250 - Venue
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Garay, Rosa Maria
Computer Science

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

  • 6:30pm–7:15pm - Doors open, socializing, food, drinks
  • 7:15pm–8:15pm - Speaker's presentation
  • 8:15pm–9:00pm - More socializing, Q&A

Speaker: Reza Ali

Talk Title: Designing Visualizations and Interfaces with Code

Talk Abstract: Reza’s talk will explore the process of designing and implementing interfaces and generative visualizations. He will showcase his most recent works and address the aesthetic considerations and challenges involved in creating each piece.

Image credit: Images courtesy of Reza Ali.

Bio: Reza is a computational designer & creative engineer. He uses code to express himself, and creates tools and libraries to help others create. He is the author of ofxUI, one of the most popular add-ons for openFrameworks (an arts-engineering toolkit). Though his works is highly visual, he is interested in the ideas and implications of his tools, works, and methodology. As an artist & engineer he is deeply interested in the feedback cycle that occurs when customs tools are written to accomplish an artwork, and how those tools can enable artworks to go beyond what the artist had originally envisioned. Reza is excited to find those happy accidents, beautiful moments of interaction and magic that comes with making something novel with technology. He hopes to change the world by making a difference in how people use technology, design products and experience new media art and entertainment.

Tags: New Media, Visual Research, Graphic Design, Generative Design, Experimental Research, Motion Design, Algorithmic Exploration, Real-time Graphics, Product Design, Interface Design, GUIs, Applications, Gifs, Particle Systems, 3D Printing, Computational Design, Simulation, Creative Direction, Photography, Ideas, Agency Work, Webgl, Javascipt, C++, GLSL, Processing, Openframeworks, Cinder, Plask, OpenGL, WebGL, OpenCL, Sculpture, Advanced Manufacturing, Electronics, Hardware, Software


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