As we mentioned last month we’ve been organising an informal, hands-on workshop focusing on open source visualisation technologies. This will take place on this coming Saturday in London. Details are as follows:
- When: Saturday 24th May 2008 from 11 am until whenever people need to leave (probably 4 or 5 pm);
- Where: Trampoline Systems, 8-15 Dereham Place, London, EC2A 3HJ (view on OpenStreetMap);
- Wiki: http://okfn.org/wiki/OpenVisualisation/Workshop.
Trampoline Systems have kindly offered to host the first workshop. They use a mixture of open source and bespoke software packages to produce award winning social computing software for large enterprises – including Channel 4, Raytheon and the UK Foreign Office. It should be interesting to see the interactive visualisations they’ve produced!
The event should be a good opportunity for people new to this area to learn a bit more about the range of open source visualisation software packages that are out there – and for open source visualisation veterans to showcase their work and to exchange their experiences.
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.