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Helen Kennedy, INDVIL-member and professor at University of Sheffield, presents results from her recent project SeeingData to 60 attendants at the NCE Media Breakfast meeting in Bergen May 16th. (Photo: NCE Media)

All nine members of the INDVIL project took part in the breakfast meeting arranged by the media cluster NCE Media in Bergen May 16th. The meeting focused on innovation and research in the field of data visualization, and offered an arena for engaged discussions between researchers and practitioners. Helen Kennedy and Martin Engebretsen from INDVIL presented research plans and results to more than 60 attendants from cluster members, together with presentations by Jon Arild Nygård from Highsoft and Bernt Kåre Johannessen from Vizrt.

See video from the meeting here.

The view over Bergen city was impressive from the Fløien Mountain on May 15th, as the nine members of the INDVIL group rounded off first day of their second project seminar in the capital of Western Norway. The “old” members welcomed newly employed phd-fellow Verena Lechner  (no. three from the right), and reported on recent progress in the various work packages. The seminar also included discussions concerning definitions and categorizations of the study object, as well as sharing of relevant literature.

Next project seminar will be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in connection with the conference Visualizing (in) the New Media.

INDVIL-leader Martin Engebretsen met members of the UiB Visualization Group in Bergen May 5th, and presented results from a text analytic study to be published in Norsk Medietidsskrift’s June edition. INDVIL and the UiB Viz Group approach data visualization from different angels, but the meeting was definitely productive – and enjoyable. Thanks to Helwig Hauser and his colleagues for inspiring discussions!