Thanks to Naomi Robbins for letting me know about this!!
On November 18th, 2016, SciViz.NYC will bring together local visual science communicators, researchers, journalists, artists, and enthusiasts for an event focused on visualizing science for analysis, education, inspiration, and provocation.
Hosted and sponsored by Mount Sinai, and co-sponsored by Scientific American,
SciViz.NYC will be held at the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, an elegant new half-million square-foot addition to the Mount Sinai Health System. Thanks to the generous support of Mount Sinai, the event will be free to attend.
SciViz.NYC will feature a total of fifteen presenters, each one occupying a unique niche of the visual science communication world. Computational scientist Anthony Costa and neurosurgeon Joshua Bederson will co-present one of two keynote talks, focusing on their work in the Neurosurgery Simulation Core at Mount Sinai. Costa’s and Bederson’s research involves using haptic feedback neurosurgical simulators and advanced intraoperative 3D visualizations to improve outcomes and reduce complications in brain surgery. Illustrator and information designer Nigel Holmes will deliver the second keynote talk. Holmes, a former graphics director for Time Magazine whose recent client list includes Scientific American, National Geographic, and The New York Times, will discuss how he uses approachable, often playful graphics to make complex scientific concepts understandable to a general audience.
The diverse speaker list also includes James Gurney, a realist painter known for his paleontology-themed art and popular Dinotopia book series; Yvonne Yu-Feng Chan, a genetics professor at Mount Sinai who is currently leading the Asthma Health Mobile Application study; Giorgia Lupi, co-founder and design director of the data-driven design firm Accurat; and Sarah Samaroo, a medical illustrator and sculptor specializing in 3D models for use in biomedical education and training.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit www.sciviz.nyc. Registration will be open as of Monday, September 19th. Space for the event is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.