Taking Ethnographic Animation on the Road
I’ve been yapping about Ethnographic Animation for the past year or so, mostly to local and regional audiences, as well as a really fun presentation at PDMA’s PIM last October in Phoenix, and I’m about to get on the road again for two more upcoming conferences that I believe will give back as much knowledge to me as I am gonna put out there.
First up, next week, I head to Phoenix on the 15th and will do a short workshop on EA at The Creative Leadership Academy. “The Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) is uniquely designed to uncover, unleash and develop the business leader’s creative talents as a core competency. CLA is not a conference but rather a curated solution to an unmet need. You will understand by seeing; believe by hearing; and achieve by doing.” Just a handful of speakers were asked to participate — Daniel Pink is giving the keynote – and I’m quite honored to be with this hand-picked group.
Then in the first week of February, we take it international and head to Dublin, and the perfect audience for EA at Interaction12, the annual global conference for IxDA. “Our vision is to create an experience over four unforgettable days, plotting a course through the elements of interaction design, which will flood your mind and inspire your work.” How much do I LOVE that there are 6 of us that were invited from Portland – and two of those are keynoters, Dr Genevieve Bell and Amber Case, who are friends of mine as well as people I greatly respect.
On top of all that — my article about Ethnographic Animation will be published this week with Core77.
And we continue to explore, in our shop, what limits – if any – there are for combining these worlds of physics, creativity, social science, design, and visualization. Bring it 2012.