New Short Story: Giorgia Lupi of Accurat
Giorgia is the co-founder of Accurat (along with Gabriele Rossi and Simone Quadri) and she serves as the agency's design director, based out of New York and Milan.
Accurat is an innovative and award winning data visualization outfit. Their work has been featured in different magazines such as the New York Times, Corriere della Sera, FastCompany, Slate, Forbes, the Atlantic Wire, Brain Pickings, Popular Science among all; and published in the recent "Infographic History of the World" Harper Collins book.
Additionally, Giorgia's work won important awards in 2013: Gold Medal for data-visualization and Special Mention for best studio at the Kantar Information is beautiful awards, Gold Medal for data journalism at O'Reilly Strata, Bronze Medal at Malofiej 2013, Bronze Lion at Cannes Festival 2013, Special Mention in Core77 Design Awards.
During last year, she presented at several conferences: Human City Symposium in Brussels, Cumulus Conference in Helsinki, The Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, Datavisualization official meet up in New York, New York city Public Library public events' series, MediaEvolutionConference in Malmoo, "Why Public Design?" MindLAB event in Copenaghen, StrataConference.
In 2014, she will be speaking at Visualized Conference in NY, Resonate Festival in Belgrade, and Eyeo Festival. You can view a number of her selected works on their Flickr site.
I'm particularly excited that Giorgia has agreed to speak at Tapestry, as I had the pleasure of meeting her at Data Visualization New York this past September. It was fascinating to hear the stories behind some of their projects, like "A slice for everyone" that explores 20 years of corruption in Italian politics:
Also, be sure head over to our Attendees page as it includes a number of new registrants that will be joining us in Annapolis next month. If you haven't yet requested an invitation, feel free to do so by filling out this form. We'll be looking for individuals willing to present relevant projects in either the demo session or the poster session.