3.27.2007

New graphics society formed; star-studded conference slated

Professor Karl Gude of Michigan State announced today via the debut of a new website that The MSU School of Journalism in conjunction with the newly formed I.G.A. will be hosting its inaugural Conference on Informtion Graphics June 4-5. The site explains and includes schedules.:

All-day, hands-on, conceptual information graphics workshop (no computers) by former Newsweek Information Graphics Director, Karl Gude, and current graphics editor, Kevin Hand.

June 4 & 5, 2007: Coming to Michigan State University's School of Journalism is the information graphics dream team. It's a rare treat for such an elite group of experts in visual communication to gather in one place to show what they know.
Speakers include Matthew Ericson (New York Times), Bill McNulty (National Geographic), Kevin Hand (Newsweek), Dona Wong (The Wall Street Journal) and John Grimwade (Conde Nast Portfolio) as well as Karl, of course, and special guest Nigel Holmes.
Talk about a killer panel. How much would YOU pay for all this?!
But wait, that's not all, there's more...

Come one day early and you can join "Karl & Kevin's full-day, hands-on workshop!"
Come spend a day with Karl Gude and Kevin Hand: they'll take you out in the field to report a "big story"; then you'll build a graphic about the event. This computer- free workshop, limited to 30 people, will be an intense and intimate exploration of content, concept and design in the execution of information graphics.

"So wait, what's this I.G.A. thingy, anyway, " you ask? And the site responds...

The I.G. (Information Graphics) Association is not just for the artists, designers, researchers and others who work in journalism, but for anyone in any field where information graphics and animations are made. As the I.G. Association grows it will provide opportunities to communicate and to learn, to find jobs and to showcase work. A competition is in the planning stages that will allow entries from a broad range of industries: media, corporate, government, education, law, science, medicine,
architecture, engineering and others.

This new and exciting organization will give the many thousands of people around the world who face the challenge of visualizing content a place where they can meet others who do what they do and to learn from those who do something new. No such association has every existed before. The field of information graphics has generally been overlooked or viewed as a sideshow to broader design associations.

But this one is just for us. JUST FOR GRAPHICS!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Bonita Burton said...

Um, WOW! What a lineup!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Mansfield said...

It's a great lineup, and an impressive effort on the part of the always impressive Mr. Gude. But, Karl, um Malofiej? Remember that? It's also just for graphics, dude ... I know you remember that:)

Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:59:00 PM  

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