We are very happy to announce the Use-me project launch event On April 13. This event is a must-attend for everyone interested in digital society, artificial intelligence, creative coding, and interactive art. We have a stellar lineup at the event which includes international artists, creative coders, and interaction designers (read below)!
Participation to the event is completely free for anyone, but registration is mandatory. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) to register!
When: April 13 2022, from 13:30 to 18:00 CET
Where: NU building at VU, NU-2C33 Theater 3
Bios of the speakers:
Sabrina Verhage (Links to an external site.) works as Technologist at Tellart Amsterdam, an experience design studio known for bringing the digital beyond the screen, into the physical objects and spaces around us. Sabrina is highly fascinated by the influence of modern technology on human behavior. Striving to stimulate diversity and make knowledge more accessible, she co-founded Creative Coding Amsterdam, a meetup for enthusiasts. Besides organizing events she enjoys teaching creative coding workshops as well as performing at live coding events. Website: http://www.sabrinaverhage.com (Links to an external site.)
Martin Krzywinski (Links to an external site.) makes people think and feel good by creating visualization tools and information graphics that combine analytical clarity with an artistic dimension. Real science should look just like in movies. His introduction to genomics was as a system administrator at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center, where in 1999 he built its first computing infrastructure, and contributed to IT security, optimized keyboard layouts and created database visualizations. During his work on cancer genomes, he created Circos, now a community standard for displaying information in this field. More recently, he introduced a method for rationally visualizing networks using hive plots. His information graphics have appeared in the New York Times, Wired, Conde Nast Portfolio, and on covers of books and scientific journals, like PNAS, EMBO Journal and American Scientist. He has a weakness for espresso, fashion and abstract photography, and the intersection of spam and poetry. He is a former owner of the world’s most popular rat. Website: http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca (Links to an external site.)
More info on the Use-me initiative?
Anybody at the VU is welcome to participate, from students, to researchers and staff members. Participation can be individual or in teams. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) to get more info on the initiative!
This initiative is organised and sponsored by the Network Institute (Links to an external site.), the hub for interdisciplinary research on the Digital Society at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.