ABOUT

Sandra Rendgen-736020160329-7360web_beschn

Photo: Sandra Semburg

Hello! I am an author, editor and critic with a focus on visual culture and technology, based in Berlin. I find it thrilling to watch how digital culture is changing our vision of the world. Data visualisation, interactive media and computational design are one focus of my work, but I also do research in the history of maps and diagrams.

I have published two books with art and design publisher TASCHEN which tackle the current burst in the field of information graphics and data visualisation. Occasionally I contribute to Süddeutsche Zeitung. For several years now I have worked in various teams for developing interactive and computational installations for exhibitions, mostly with TRIAD Berlin and ART+COM Studios.

My academic background is in art history and cultural theory. I regularly cooperate with the interface design programme at University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, for instance by teaching a class on the history and theory of information visualisation. Apart from that, I regularly share my knowledge about data visualisation and interactive media as a consultant and trainer.

I support the work of Amnesty International. For my random mood board of geeky things see my Tumblr or follow me on Twitter. If you want to get in touch, please drop me a line using this form below.

IN THE PRESS (selected)
The Guardian Data Blog: “Infographics old and new: top data visualisations, in pictures” (March 16th, 2012)
El Pais Blog: “El poder de entender” (September 7th, 2012)
ART Magazine Germany: Interview (May 29th, 2012)
Deutschlandradio Kultur: “Blick auf eine neue Kulturtechnik” (July 31st, 2012)
It’s nice that: Interview (May 14th, 2012)
Brain Pickings: “Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers” (May 1st, 2012)
Monocle Radio Section D: “The rise of infographics” (Oct 7, 2014)
NZZ Format (SRF, 3sat): “Die Macht der Bilder – der Grafikboom” (October 13th, 2016)

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