Stefanie Posavec moved from Colorado to London in 2004 and never went home. With a background in book design and text visualisation, she mainly works as a designer with a focus on data-related design, with work ranging from data visualisation to data art for a variety of clients.
More recently her work has explored engaging with data by moving this digital material into the physical world, either through exploring the act of gathering and drawing data by hand, creating experiential, wearable data objects, or through inciting people to physically move or 'dance' through data in a public space.
Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), the Victoria & Albert Museum, Southbank Centre, and Somerset House (London).
Data as emotional material
This is a talk about how data can have an emotional meaning and importance beyond what is explicitly found within the dataset itself; where gathering, counting, and tracking data becomes a way to focus one's attention on the subjects/people most important to them.
I'll be talking about how I use data-gathering and visualisation processes as a space to explore new ways of communicating subjective, emotional messages and experiences (ie something slightly different than your traditional data visualisations / information graphics!)