Richard Vijgen (NL)

Meet the makers - Stories in data

CONFERENCE FOR THE CURIOUS | VPRO MEDIALAB EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND STORYTELLING

Richard Vijgen is an independent designer and programmer whose studio for contemporary information culture investigates new strategies to find big stories in big data through research and design. Richard Vijgen makes interactive data visualisations and installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. In addition, he writes about digital culture and teaches at the Arnhem School of Art and Design. His work Architecture of Radio is an app that makes all signals around you visible. The app uses data from 7 million cell towers, 19 million WiFi routers and hundreds of satellites. He was also involved with the Whitespots app.

Do you ever desire to escape from the information flows surrounding us? The White Spots App visualizes the invisible electromagnetic cloud that we live in and offers a way out.