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Unlocking the Secrets of Gertrude Stein

Ian Timourian (Paxata)
GA Ballroom K
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Happy accidents can influence one’s creative process. Ian Timourian will discuss his exploration of the algorithms and techniques utilized by the famous poet Gertrude Stein through visualization. This talk touches on important topics such as the intersection of art and data visualization, novel techniques for the visualization of n-grams, methods for turning poetry into music, the joy (and challenges!) of data exploration, mashups, generative art, and more.

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Ian Timourian

UI/UX and Data Visualization, Paxata

Ian Timourian has a passion for information visualization, and has spent over fifteen years creating powerful interfaces that transform how users interact with large datasets and networks. Ian runs the UX team at Paxata where he combines deep experience in distributed information systems architectures with his strong design and UX skills to develop the rich Paxata interface. Prior to Paxata, Ian was instrumental in developing the interfaces for Tidemark, as well as participating on skunkworks interface projects with Amazon and GE Healthcare. Ian is also a digital artist, displaying his work at galleries in San Francisco, and his ever-evolving tools and languages of choice currently include D3, CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Python, Processing, CFDG and Photoshop. For his graduate thesis at the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Ian was co-author of an instant messaging platform (which was spun-off and later sold to Motorola), and his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical/Computer Engineering are from Duke University. You can check out his unique resume here: here and his digital art at: here.