What role can visualization play in understanding and managing climate change? Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, experts in data visualization and analytics, will discuss a series of projects that visualize and portray climate and weather, and explore issues that these projects have raised.
Long-time collaborators, Viégas and Wattenberg together led IBM’s Visual Communication Lab and co-founded Flowing Media, Inc., a visualization studio focused on media and consumer-oriented projects. Before joining the Harvard faculty, they also co-founded and led the "Big Picture" team at Google and Google Research's PAIR (People + AI Research) initiative, which researches and designs AI systems that improve human/AI interactions. The systems Viégas, Wattenberg, and their teams have created are used by millions on a daily basis. With the goal of democratizing AI technology and visualization, their work engages with important societal questions, expectations, and values, including those related to the visualization and analysis of climate change.
Fernanda Viégas, Sally Starling Seaver Professor, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Martin Wattenberg, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences