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Visualizing Women

A look at the women who turned the Midwest into a hotbed of explorations in the emerging digital arts

Nov 04
  • November 4
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center

Hailed as a pioneer in scientific visualization and computer art, you've probably encountered the work of Donna Cox more than once. Her art direction and visualizations for such IMAX films as A Beautiful PlanetHubble and Cosmic Voyage won her an Academy Award nomination, she helped create those stunning views of the cosmos in the movie Tree of Life, and Chicago's own Museum of Science and Industry has dubbed her a 'modern day Leonardo da Vinci' for her work turning big data into beautiful museum exhibitions. Cox in turn is lauding other female visualization pioneers in her latest book New Media Futures, which explores the women who turned the Midwest into a hotbed of explorations in the emerging digital arts.

This program is presented in partnership with the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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