Alastair Dant
Lead Interactive Technologist, Guardian News and Media

Website | @ajdant

As interactive lead at the Guardian, Alastair has played games with the UK budget, created one of Steve Jobs’ favourite iPad apps, visualised the Wikileaks war logs and played ball with Twitter.

This builds on two decades of tinkering, encompassing early dalliances with BASIC, architecting popular kids games and involvement with art pieces like the Folk Songs Project.

Having won a few awards for his Guardian work, he’s recently been given the chance to build a small team aimed at pushing the boundaries of interactive news development. This has led to a series of talks at conferences and user groups around the UK and the US.


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Alastair Dant (Guardian News and Media)
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Widespread reaction to the recent phone hacking story prompted the Guardian to capture and visualize Twitter traffic during key events. Find out how we produced interactive interfaces that enable readers to make sense of over 1.5 million tweets in a few minutes. Read more.


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