FITC Toronto 2005

2005-04-09 00:00:00 2005-04-12 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2005 Now in its fourth year, FITC is the only Canadian Festival of its kind; combining cutting edge technical speakers with inspirational creative speakers from around the world. Even on the global stage, FITC stands as an original event. Toronto FITC Toronto



The internet is at present a non-hierarchized, indeed disorganized, collage. Many of us are working in an incredibly driven, information-soaked world – and those who are not, are often starving or illiterate or struggling at the bottom of the social heap or mentally ill. There is too much of everything. We are subject everywhere to a sensory overload of images, in magazines and advertisements, on the TV, in the cityscape.

Today, the internet presents a new challenge, the wide and unregulated distribution of information requires new visual paradigms to organize, simplify and analyze large amounts of data. New user interface challenges are arising to deal with all that overwhelming quantity of information. Sometimes a simple visual reorganization of information is all that is necessary in order to perceive a familiar whole in an entirely new way.

In this session Marcos Weskamp will talk about visual communication and expression utilizing well known and self developed techniques in the field of information visualization. Although the session will mostly focus on the conceptual level of working with these techniques it may touch from time to time engineering issues.