i'm an avid fan of the society for news design and always happy to contribute to their
cause. for the vegas conference i spoke on managing creative demons and (demonic
creatives.) in new york it was graphics web to print. in denver, how to stay fresh on
a story. and during the judging in syracuse in 2010...my shortlist of gripes. ideas are
free, presentations are fun, inspiration is circular. with so many communities rising
up around visualization, i feel fortunate to collaborate with the growing ranks of
hacks and hackers. here, some interviews with cartographers for urban ombnibus.
and then there's academia: nothing like guest-teaching to wake you up. i've lectured in
grimwade, helped out columbia's j school. and once upon a time, i held annual classes
for little girls during 'take your daughters to work day' (back when it was about girl-
power) my father taught graphic design at the u of i, chicago. it's the dna.
then one day i got to be in geoff mcghee's documentary on journalism in the age of
data. so fun to be on the record with a visual pun..."transparency is the new black."