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Lecture by Martin Wattenberg

Lecture by Martin Wattenberg
Wednesday, February 23 - 6pm - 8pm
Student Developed Lecture Series
Design and Technology - Parsons School of Design
2 West 13th Street, 10th Floor
New York City, NY

The Design and Technology Department at Parsons School of Design
announces the first student developed lecture series with guest speaker
Martin Wattenberg. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 23
from 6pm to 8pm at the Design and Technology Lab, 2 West 13th Street,
10th Floor.

Martin Wattenberg is a researcher at IBM whose work focuses on visual
explorations of culturally significant data. His algorithmic approach is
informed by his background in mathematics. Wattenberg is equally known
for his scientific and applied work in the field of information
visualization, and for his information-based digital artwork. In his
work, the mathematical underpinnings of a computer program are not
simply tools used to create art; they are the core of the artworks
themselves. Technology Review recently named him "one of the world's 100
top young innovators."

Wattenberg's artwork has been exhibited at The London Institute of
Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Ars Electronica,
The New Museum, and at galleries and festivals internationally.
Commissions include The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian
National Museum of American History, The NASA Art Program, Ars
Electronica, New Radio and Performing Arts, and The Walker Art Center.

His projects have been honored by the Columbia Journalism School Online
Journalism Award and the National Magazine Award (with SmartMoney.com),
the ID Magazine Interactive Media Design Review, the IDSA Industrial
Design Excellence Award, and the Graz Biennale of Media and Architecture
(with Marek Walczak).

Wattenberg received his Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, M.S.
from Stanford University, and A.B. from Brown University

This event is free and open to the public.

Martin Wattenberg: http://www.bewitched.com
Design and Technology: http://dt.parsons.edu/