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Thought leaders in visual storytelling to present at symposium Nov. 7

Thought leaders in visual storytelling to present at symposium Nov. 7

ATHENS, Ohio – The School of Visual Communication in Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication will host the Visual Discovery Symposium on Thursday, November 7, in the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens. The symposium begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public, with limited seating. Marking the beginning of the second annual Visual Discovery Conference, the symposium will feature speakers from as far away as Germany on topics such as historical information design, infographics and extended reality (XR) design.

The full symposium schedule is below.

Welcome
3 - 3:15 p.m.
Scott Titsworth, Tim Goheen 

But, I’m Not Creative!
3:15 - 4 p.m.
Karl Gude, Michigan State University 

Data Visualization in China
4 - 4:15 p.m.
Catherine Ma, University of Miami, Florida

“Madeline through the Ages,” sorority photo project
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Madeline Lane, Ohio University 

Ten-minute break

Historical Gems, new book to be published by Taschen: “History of Information Graphics”
4:40 pm - 5:15 p.m.
Michael Stoll, Augsburg University, Germany  

Reason Over Rules: Making good infographic decisions, book project with Alberto Cairo
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Alyssa Fowers, University of Miami, Florida  

Web mapping from A to Z
5:30 - 6 p.m.
Ana Mojica Myers, Ohio University  

Tangible, Explorable Infographics
6:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Nina Krug, Nadine Ehrenberg, Lara Thiel and Simon Schabel, Augsburg University 

The World of XR
6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Adonis Durado, Ohio University  

Finale
6:45 - 7 p.m.
Tim Goheen/John Grimwade   

A group of roughly 60 students and faculty from Ohio University and visual communication programs at several other universities will continue the exploration of visual storytelling during the Visual Discovery Conference over the weekend. Guided by faculty members, groups of students will work in teams to develop projects on the regionally-focused themes of mining, the Ridges and beermaking.

Groups will present their projects on Monday, November 11, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., in Schoonover Center room 450. That event is also free and open to the public.