February 27th, 2013
I’m making a short presentation at this conference that weaves data and storytelling.
Noted on March 5th: Great conference! Outstanding presentation by Jonathan Corum of the New York Times. See it here.
By complete coincidence, both Jonathan and I talked about Bob Beamon’s incredible long jump at the Mexico Olympics in 1968. (He jumped just over 29 feet. Measure that out and then just think about it.)
Here’s a link to my talk: http://blog.tapestryconference.com/post/50027597868/nigel-holmes-presented-the-3rd-short-story
This is the 21st conference about infographics hosted by the University of Navarra. As far as I know, it’s the only place in the world where information graphics are the sole subject. Great speakers from major publications and internet companies: very intense!
John Grimwade and I are making a presentation about a project put together by Javier Errea (the head of SND in Spain, and the tireless organizer of the conference) about things that information designers make, or draw, or photograph, or paint when they aren’t hard at work at their day (and usually, night) jobs. It’ll be fun.
Noted on April 2nd. Well, both John and I agreed that it wasn’t our best presentation. People were nice about it, but I think they were being polite. You know yourself when a lecture hasn’t gone as well as you thought it would.
However, there were some terrific presentations at the conference, and Javier should certainly be proud having put together another excellent show.
And the food was great.
Brooklyn, April 8th
Enrico Bertini, whom I met at Tapestry in February (see above) invited me to talk about style to his CS students.
Yale Publishing Course
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
July 17th, and 24th, 2013
In 2010, Yale took over the magazine and book publishing course that Stanford University had hosted for some 30 years. I always looked forward to going to sunny California (especially Palo Alto, where Leland Stanford built the University in memory of his son Leland Jr. Stanford senior certainly knew how to pick the right spot to build!) I lectured there for 28 years. My goodness, am I old!
The Yale course is beautifully run by Tina Weiner, who split it up into two intense weeks of lectures: the first week is devoted to magazines (both digital and what’s left of print), and the second week to books in all their various forms. I speak to both groups.