Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Maria Popova, Randall Munroe, Edward Tufte: world-class
design architectures for information, data, images, videos, diagrams, interfaces,
Thursday August 7, 2014
Jonathan Corum is the science graphics editor at The New York Times and founder
of the design studio 13pt. In doing more than 1,000 graphics for the Times, his
work emphasizes the clear explanation of complex information.
Maria Popova is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings (brainpickings.org), an inventory of
cross-disciplinary interestingness spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, psychology,
and more. She has written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, The New York Times,
Smithsonian Magazine, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Fellow.
She is on Twitter as @brainpicker.
Randall Munroe is a webcomic author, former NASA roboticist, and the creator of the webcomic xkcd.
He and the webcomic have developed a cult following. In 2013, a main-belt asteroid (4942 Munroe)
was named after him.
Edward Tufte will talk about his new work, The Thinking Eye.
All 4 speakers will be available during lunch for office hours,
The one-day course meets from 10.00 am to 4.15 pm.
Registration begins at 8:45 am. Lunch is on your own.
Dress is informal.
Call 800 822-2454 or 203 250-7007 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm EST.
questions, general discussion.
For full-time teaching faculty, students, postdocs only, the fee is $140:
Online Registration Faculty/Students/Postdocs