We will be live-streaming Tapestry this year. Watch it on Wednesday, February 26th on the live page (also via the "Live" link at the top of the page)
Annapolis is a town in the Chesapeake Bay that's been part of U.S. history since the beginning of the country. For a few years in the late 1700’s it was the capital of the U.S. Now it’s the capitol of Maryland. It’s also the home to the US Naval Academy, and it's a gorgeous place to spend a few days.
We are thrilled that Alberto Cairo will give one of the keynotes at Tapestry 2014. Alberto teaches Information Graphics and Visualization at the School of Communication at the University of Miami. He is also director of the Visualization Program at UM's Center for Computational Science. His book, The Functional Art, gives an introduction to data visualization from the perspective of a data journalist.
One of the principal goals of visualization is to make data more easily understandable. This goal becomes paramount when presenting data to members of Congress, who are presented with mountains of information daily.
Enter Jon Schwabish. At the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) he spends a lot of time thinking about how to present data to inform legislation. As you might imagine, this is not an easy task. He’s done this by providing a set of index cards to Congress highlighting important data.
We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that one of our keynote speakers unfortunately won't be able to speak at the conference, after all. The good news is that as a replacement, we have not one, but two fantastic speakers to deliver the third keynote: Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg!
We are happy to announce Tapestry 2014, to take place in Annapolis, MD, on February 26, 2014. We have a full program with keynotes, short stories, demos, posters, and much more!