From facts and figures to mounds of information, today’s humans are swimming in data – or, as computer scientist Miriah Meyer puts it, they’re drowning in it. One solution, she says, is the emerging field of visualization, which helps our brains make sense of all the accumulating info. On Thursday, Meyer joins us to talk about coping with the crush of information that inundates us today.
- Dr. Miriah Meyer, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah
Dr. Meyer presents the free lecture “Information Overlord: Conquering the Crush of Almost-Infinite Data” on Friday, August 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City. RSVP is required via email theleonardo.org/rsvp or call 801-531-9800 ext. 202.
Dr. Meyer will also deliver the Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Photographer John McCarthy isn’t scared of heights. In fact, when he started documenting the demolition and rebirth of what is now the City Creek Center site, he picked the tops of major buildings surrounding the construction site for panoramas and down shots. He continued shooting from 2006 to the mall’s opening this year and the result is a new photo essay of the dramatic re-make of Salt Lake City’s core. On Thursday, McCarthy joins us to discuss the images he captured through the lens.
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