Screaming Screens: Data Visualization in the Public Realm

Makers and producers discuss how to share data-driven works to the public.

Event Details


Gray Area
2665 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94110 United States


March 09, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)



How do we judge the effectiveness of data-driven information once it is in the public realm? What are the limitations of the screen and the data? What is the future of data visualization? Join us to ask and answer these questions and more.

We bring together makers and producers to discuss how best to share data-driven works. Speakers will address the challenges of programming, designing, and producing interactive public screens from their personal and professional perspectives.


7:00 pm           doors open
7:30 pm           moderated panel discussion begins
9:00 pm           doors close


Cyril Diagne

Cyril Diagne is a Digital Interaction Artist, Coder and Professor at ECAL, where he is also Head of Media & Interaction Design.

After graduating from Les Gobelins in 2008, Cyril co-­founded the award­-winning collective LAB212 along with 5 other artists. With a sensible and poetic  approach, their interactive installations cast a new light on technology that surrounds us.

Since March 2015, Cyril is also in a long-term residency at the Google Cultural Institute Lab in Paris. Together with a few other artists, engineers and content teams, they leverage the power of modern and experimental technologies to find new connections between millions of cultural assets, institutions, and people.

Steve Pepple

Steve Pepple is a Bay Area designer and software developer who works to improve city streets and civic information systems. His recent art visualizes urban activity and environment in cyberspace as a reflection of people’s activity in physical places and is currently on display at the Grand Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Kevin Byrd

Kevin Byrd is Director of Curation & Visual Experience at Dolby Laboratories, overseeing artist collaborations and brand design for the San Francisco-based technology company. Born in Charleston, SC, Kevin holds a BA in architecture and works at the intersection of design and art. He was recently spotlighted on Sight Unseen and in Fast Company’s feature,  “The Spectacular Tech-Inspired Art Of Dolby’s New Headquarters

Andrea Steves

Andrea Steves works across fields of sound, ecology, and media art. She curates and makes work locally and internationally as the collaborative FICTILIS (with Timothy Furstnau). She is the part-time Executive Director of The Great Wall of Oakland, an arts nonprofit dedicated to supporting and presenting media art and large-scale urban projection in Oakland.






Photo: Myleen Hollero


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