The topic for discussion: Dances with Data: Tools for Turning Information into Visual Stories
Overview: With the accelerating accessibility of data, from satellite imagery, genomics and all ‘omics, digitized historical records, and more, answering research questions is now as much about working — and playing — with existing data as about gathering new data. What are the most effective ways to explore your data and extract meaning from it? How can others — scientists, managers, the public – explore or even contribute to the data behind your graphics? At this month’s #sosea we will highlight some of the slickest tools and methods for creating insights from data, and discuss what is — and isn’t — changing about data visualization in an age of informatics and open science.
Eugene Kolker, Chief Data Officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Co-Founder and President of Data-Enabled Life Sciences Alliance International.
Dustin Smith, Senior Product Consultant at Tableau.
Hunter Hadaway, Creative Director at UW Center for Environmental Visualization.
Rob Fatland, Microsoft Research Connections research program manager.