CAMP Festival 2019

2019-10-07 00:00:00 2019-10-09 00:00:00 America/Toronto CAMP Festival 2019 CAMP Festival is two solidly packed days of cutting-edge creative technology, art and design, with hand-picked speakers from around the world coming together in Calgary. Calgary FITC Calgary



Connections are a part of us, of the world. From the connections between people, between cultures, within language, and more. In these days when more data is collected daily than we could ever hope to explore, the variety in connections being gathered is opening up the possibility to visualize these (often complex) networks.

During this talk, Nadieh will take you through the design process of several of her (interactive) data visualization works, from personal projects to client work. The common thread they all share; they all reveal connections, but all differently. From a family tree of 3000 people connected to the European Royal houses, to those existing between our Intangible Cultural Heritage created for UNESCO, to connections we have drawn in the night skies and more.


Apart from showing that there’s more possible in the visualization of data than you might expect; to reveal that all types connections are unique and revealing the intricacies that lie within them requires a creative, iterative and custom approach.

Target Audience

Anybody who is interested in (interactive & intricate, sometimes also interactive) data visualization from the viewpoint of a creative and visually pleasing approach.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Connections are unique and each requires its own approach to reveal the insights
  2. The actual underlying process that went into creating the data visuals
  3. Data visualization is so much more than just line and bar charts
  4. Iteration is key
  5. What similarities have more than 25 different cultures across time and space seen in the stars of our night sky, or what do people search for to better understand their cats and dogs, and more fun factoids