Thinking about interactivity

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Mariana Santos of Fusion; Robert Hernandez of University of Southern California - Annenberg; Trina Chiasson of Tableau Software; Melissa Bell of Vox Media
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 10:10am
  • Location: International 4-5
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Robert Hernandez, University of Southern California-Annenberg

Speaker Bios

  • Melissa Bell co-founded Vox.com in early 2014 and became the first person at Vox Media to hold both a technology and editorial title as Senior Product Manager and Executive Editor for Vox.com. Prior to Vox, Melissa oversaw digital platforms at the Washington Post. She was also one of The Post’s most-read bloggers and a columnist for the Style section. Before The Post, she helped launch Mint, a Wall Street Journal subsidiary in India. @melissabell

  • Trina Chiasson works at Tableau and lives at the intersection of data, design, and code. She works on Vizable, which is a new iPad app for data analysis. Previously, she was the cofounder/CEO of Infoactive, a web app for turning live data into interactive infographics — and Tableau’s first acquisition. Trina was a 2013/14 Fellow at RJI where she launched "Data + Design," an open source book that explains data and visualization concepts in simple language. @trinachi

  • Robert Hernandez, aka WebJournalist, is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg, but he’s not an academic… he’s more of a “hackademic.” His most recent work includes Augmented Reality, Wearables/Google Glass and Virtual Reality, in which he and his students produce VR experiences under their brand: Jovrnalism. He serves on the Online News Association board and a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

  • Mariana Santos is the founder of Chicas Poderosas, a digital training community training women journalists into technology in media. Director of interactive and animation at Fusion and Knight Chair of Innovation at FIU. Recent graduate from JSK Knight fellow at Stanford 2015 and Knight ICFJ fellow 2013-14 working all across Latin America. Santos is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London. @marysaints 

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