In November, I was asked to come back to my hometown and give a talk at TEDxVancouver. The overarching theme of the event was ‘The Frontier’ – along with me, there would be talking about space, deep-sea science, and spiritual exploration. I decided to frame my talk around what I consider to be a largely un-explored part of the big data conversation that has opened up over the last few years: thinking about data in a human context. I talk a bit about my history with HyperCard, rattle over a series of data-based projects, and end with a call-to-arms for artists, poets, writers and other creatives to join the discourse around data.
I won’t give the whole talk away, since you can watch it for yourself below. As always, I’d love to hear feedback/questions/ridicule – you can leave a comment below, or join in on this already feisty thread on Google+.