Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Went to a talk by Ben Fry about interaction and information design. It was pretty neat; he demoed a whizzy graph widget he made that depicts similarities and differences between various subpopulations' genetics. The style of it seems Tufte-esque and pleasingly modern. The talk wasn't exciting per se, since much of his message was convincing designers that it is a cool thing to write programs that generate graphics, er, programatically. As a CS major it's kind of hard to get worked up about that kind of thing in and of itself, but he seemed very skilled at doing it well.
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