Micro Meso Macro

2019 - Lyon, France

A conference where scientists designers, architects and artists explore the new frontiers of data practices and representations.

Micro Meso Macro

Micro Meso Macro is a two-days event that gathers scientists from multiple disciplines (earth sciences, social sciences, life sciences, computer science, data science, etc.) with designers, architects and artists to exchange about their visual practices of data.

As its name suggests, Micro Meso Macro investigates the multiple scales of life. Time, geography, networks, relationships, quantities… : they come in all sizes and shapes. This event provides an account of works and reflections that have used data to visually explore different dimensions of reality.

We believe that our goal in discussing visualisation should not be to seek an unified approach to writing, but to support a diverse set of possibilities, tools and authoring styles. The visual grammar of data still in the making. Important explorations still to be conducted in the domain of representation to invent new mental models, develop new tools, create new ways of observing. We hope this event will provide a space to discuss them.

Fictions cartographiques by Julien Dupont (Kobri) on November 15, 2019

Projection Games, by Philippe Rivière on November 15, 2018

Hexagons, Satellites, and Semantic Background by Dario Rodighiero on November 16, 2018

Observations, notations, conceptual models for a gaia-graphy of the critical zones by Alexandra Arènes on November 15, 2019

The Algorithm that Ate The Street by Paul Guzzardo on November 14, 2019

A list of all the past presentations is available on the website.

Two editions have happened in November 2018 and 2019. A publication in underway for 2020.

With the participations of : Alexandra Arènes, Aurélien Tabard, Dario Rodighiero, Disnovation.org, Dr Kirell Benzi, Dr. Joanna Boehnert, Fabrice Sabatier, Gauthier Roussilhe, Grégory Bahde, Jazmin Argüello, Julien Dupont (Kobri), Ludivine Bocquier & Salomé Tréguier, Lynn Cherny, Martin O’Leary, Nicolas Barradeau, Paul Guzzardo, Philippe Rivière, Romain Vuillemot, Samuel Huron, Sara Lenzi, Sebastian Grauwin, Titouan Poisson, etc.