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Nov 08, 2016

Visualization Metaphors: Unraveling the Big Picture

Manuel Lima

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Manuel exposes our long-time obsession for deciphering a wider, holistic view of intriguing topics through the use of recurrent visualization metaphors, from understanding the brain, to ordering nature, to mapping the Internet.



Manuel Lima

Nominated by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009", Manuel Lima is the Design Lead of, the founder of , and a teacher of data visualization at Parsons. With over 10 years of experience designing digital products, Manuel has worked for Microsoft, Nokia, R/GA, and Kontrapunkt. A leading voice on information visualization, Manuel has spoken at numerous conferences and been featured in Wired, The New York Times, Science, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and Forbes. His book, Visual Complexity: Mapping patterns of information, has been translated into French, Chinese and Japanese. His latest, The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge, covers 800 years of human culture through the lens of the tree figure, from its entrenched roots in religious medieval exegesis to its contemporary, secular digital themes.