Information Mapping: So Now We Can See it All?

Panel Discussion Mon 25 Sep 2006 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
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Since the dawn of human documentation, information design has played a significant role in the balance of power. Rapid innovation and technological advancement create unprecedented access to a dizzying amount of ideas and data today. In response, scholars, artists and geographers have developed elaborate systems of information mapping in order to visually articulate complex and interrelated data. It is only recently, however, that information design has advanced out of graphic design and communication design restraints. What does it mean if the tangible and functioning reality, life itself, is made possible by intangible information? This panel discusses different areas in which information is decoded, presented, and processed in an over stimulated culture, and provocatively focuses on the politics of information mapping in terms of what is revealed and what is concealed.

William Bevington, Executive Director, Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM)


Daniel N. Dubno, Producer and Technologist, CBS News
Joy Hirsch, Professor and Director of the fMRI Research Center, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University, Neurological Institute
Christopher Kirwan, Parsons The New School for Design, Department of Communication Design and Technology
Henrik Mayer, artist, Reinigungsgesellschaft, Dresden/Germany

This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center's program cycle on "The Public Domain."