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Data Story #001 Beyond the bar chart: How new data languages can make complexity graspable

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Moritz Stefaner (Truth & Beauty)

Moritz Stefaner (Truth & Beauty)

As a self-employed “Truth and Beauty Operator”, Moritz Stefaner keeps chasing the perfect shape for information.

With a background in Cognitive Science and Interface Design, his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping complex phenomena to support data–driven decision making.

In the past, Moritz has helped clients like the OECD, Google News Initiative, Salesforce, World Economic Forum, Deutsche Bahn and the Max Planck Research Society to find insights and beauty in large data sets.
He is the record winner of the Kantar Information is Beautiful awards and his work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, SIGGRAPH, Max Planck Science Gallery, Fondation EDF, and Ars Electronica.


As a writer, co-host of the Data Stories podcast, and sought-after keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Moritz Stefaner continues to excite more and more people about the magic that can emerge when art and science connect deeply.




When? | Completed

12.01.2022, 15:00-16:00

As part of the Data Train Kick-off 2022 (14:00-16:00):

  • 14:00 Presentation of the Data Train Program, Prof. Iris Pigeot, Prof. Frank Oliver Glöckner, Dr. Tanja Hörner
  • 14:40 Data Stewardship and Data Science – Transforming Data into Knowledge, Prof. Rolf Drechsler, Lena Steinmann
  • 15:00 Data Story #001, Moritz Stefaner


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The Story

Beyond the bar chart: How new data languages can make complexity graspable

Moritz Stefaner is constantly chasing the perfect shape for information

how can we create expressive, intriguing, and elegant data experiences?

He will walk us through his recent explorations pushing the boundaries of data visualization — from interactive experiences over data sculptures to even using food for representing data.

Multiplicity - A collective photographic city portrait
Multiplicity - A collective photographic city portrait Comissioned by Fondation EDF, Paris on occasion of the exhibition 123 data; Design and implementation: Moritz Stefaner