I’m very honored and excited to be included in the program for the O’Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara this week.  An entire conference focused on data mining and visualizations is ultra-intriguing to say the least.  I just read a blog post that puts the conference into proper perspective by stating “Big data is the new oil

So what am I going to be talking about at Strata?  My session – “Data as Art” – will shine light how digital artists are tapping into massive data repositories and realtime social media to portray information in unique, artistic ways.  Ways that should be considered fine art on the same level as Warhol or Picasso. 

This is a bit of a return to the subject matter I focused on while in graduate school from 2003 to 2005.  My thesis project – Luminance – was an art installation that explored human-computer interaction and live data visualization.