Neurocognition and Graphic Recording

My talk at EU Viz  on Neurocognition and Graphic recording went well.  Michelle Boos-Stone told me, "In 90 min. I got more info on the brain than in years of study.  Thank you - this will really impact my work."  I will be writing a white paper on my talk so that graphic recorders can refer to brain based reasons for why graphic recording and visual culture works. 

It was quite exciting to be at EUViz in Berlin, seeing my tribe gather from all parts of the world to talk about how we use graphic recording and how to improve our craft.  One of my take aways was watching David Sibbet draw a person looking at a road from two perspectives.  The multiple viewpoints were understood from not only two perspectives, but two people.  All done quickly and very subtly.  Learning from David Sibbet was a highlight.


The past months were very busy.  Lucinda Levine and I gave a workshop on visual metaphor and using it as a tool to spark innovation in groups . Wonderful to get non-artists comfortable and drawing 'on the wall.'  We really got deep into peoples awareness of using the non-verbal metaphor to understand what someone else is trying to communicate.  

Also did several fabulous gigs working for a variety of new clients.  I'm still surprised when I'm in a room of people who have never seen graphic recording done before.  And I always let them know that the real power is in returning to the images later, as they stimulate many more memories when looking only at typical minutes.

Recorded at Sunlight Foundation's Transparency Camp a few weeks ago.  Was in a session where I had no clue as to what they were going to talk about, but somehow, through my listening skills, I managed to be very helpful - about API's in Federal Government.

THAT Camps

Participated in T.H.A.T. (digital humanities) camp at George Washington University.  There I ran into the Sunlight Foundation's Amy Cesal, who I had met at World Information Architecture Day.  I also recorded a session focussing on ways to transcribe the Smithsonian's vast treasure of recorded archives so that scholars can access the material.  Lots of fun.