Moritz Stefaner

Moritz Stefaner
Truth & Beauty Operator,

Website | @moritz_stefaner

Moritz Stefaner works as a “truth and beauty operator” on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science (B.Sc. with distinction, University of Osnabrueck) and Interface Design (M.A., University of Applied Sciences Potsdam), his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. He is especially interested in the visualization of large–scale human activity. In 2010, he was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany; his work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, ars electronica and Max Planck Science Gallery. He is part of the advisory boards for the Places and Spaces Exhibit and the Digital Communities category at Prix Ars Electronica, and serves as a reviewing expert for the Future and Emerging Technologies programme of the European Commission. He has co-authored books for publishers like O’Reilly and Springer and has spoken and lectured on numerous occasions on the topic of information visualization. Find his personal portfolio at, he also blogs at and


Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Moritz Stefaner (, Gerrit Kaiser, Drew Hemment (FuturEverything)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
emoto is a unique data art project that sets out to visualise the worldwide emotional response to the Olympic Games 2012. We track social media sites for emotional status messages related to the Games and visualise the crowd's reponse in real-time and in an aggregate data sculpture. This talk will show behind the scenes material on how to master real-time large scale social media mining. Read more.


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