Here goes sharing another embarrassing video of me doing a talk... As you might have read in an earlier post, I was invited by 'Same.As' to do a talk in London (to over 100 people) on the subject of visualisation. If you'd like to read the full content of my talk, including the bits that I left out as I nervously hacked my way through it, you'll find it here.
Thanks very much to Steven Allen for making this video.
A nice little extra - 'Information Today, Europe' includes me in an article written about the event, entitled 'Adventures in Data Visualisation' by Val Skelton. Read the whole article here; or the exert about my work below:
"Jade Davies is a graphic and visual designer who is interested in emotional responses to visual representation. Her project, Emotionalisation, involved her ‘using her own emotions as a data source’ and representing this data as pins on a model’s face to bring the data to life. The pins map Jade’s emotions on a difficult day in her final year at university. The image is a striking representation of ‘fuzzy data’."
The Succeed Foundation, a new & fast-growing charity who help people with eating disorders, recently asked me to donate some pieces of my work for their fantastic launch party at The (Shakespeare) Globe Theatre in London on the evening of April 1st 2011.
I donated two signed limited edition large prints to their silent auction & attended the gala that night. Unfortunately the piece 'Self-Image Visualisation' didn't sell, but the 'Emotionalisation' piece sold for £600! It was a bit of a gamble putting these pieces into the auction, as I've never tried to sell any of my work before, but I'm still really happy with the outcome. It was great to be involved in such a great cause & hopefully gain some more exposure for my work. Strange to think that my artwork is hanging in someone's home!
The launch party was a fabulous night of amazing surroundings; good wine; great food; interesting company, with a few celebs hosting the event, as well as a great mixture of people around the tables; and of course, amazing art! Not to mention the casino tables that I struggled to drag myself away from - do I sense a gambling addiction lurking in the midst of my psyche? We'll leave that as a rhetorical question.
The music video that John Spence & I helped to create at The Pub Studio is now online. - See my post below talking about the making of this video! So without further ado, check out this amazing video for Imogen Heap's incredible new song Lifeline: