Come to class with an idea of the type of data you’d like to look at (traffic patterns, population, and temperature are just a few possibilities), and we’ll help you find the necessary data, as well as provide you with resources to find your own data in the future.
Participants will need to bring a laptop (Macs preferred) to each session; we’ll download all the necessary software, as well as a free reference book, the first class. You should also double-check to make sure your laptop can handle WebGL (which you can do by visiting this page, or clicking on many of the data art example links above – this is generally not an issue for Macs running a newer OS). Participants should be high school age or older.
Anthony Arroyo is an engineer, musician and bon vivant from Los Angeles. He has worked on (among other things) adaptive learning software, natural language processing, space vehicle manufacturing, computer synthesis and a guilt-free cheesecake recipe. His favorite color is The Future.