Here's where we post periodic updates on what we've been up to at Fathom. Reflections on the interesting stories that emerge from our client work, side projects, after-hours rabbitholes, and other miscellaneous threads of inquiry.
Of a career spent interviewing and listening, Krista Tippett writes, “I’ve come to understand the cumulative dialogue of my work as a kind of cartography of wisdom about our emerging world.” Tippett has hosted the award-winning radio show and podcast On Being for the past 15 years, inviting guests from Janna Levin to John Lewis to Rosanne Cash into her studio for conversations covering everything from art and science to philosophy and faith.
In November 2016, we created First of Her Kind, a poster celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first woman to be elected to Congress and the first 94 women to be elected as Senators, Governors, and Representatives for each state.
Last week Mark and I had the opportunity to be guest lecturers at Harvard's CS171 Data Visualization course. It's always great to be able to get out of the office to talk with people about the work we're doing.
Just a few weeks ago was the first ever Processing Community Day. As volunteers and attendees, we were lucky enough to be able to watch inspiring community talks, see new and old faces, and present our own work. In this post, Danielle and Olivia reflect on their experience.
Projects at Fathom are highly collaborative – so I enjoy the luxury of designing things far beyond my own technical limitations, because I am paired up with at least one other person with champion developer skills. We also have a few hybrids who are extremely qualified on both fronts – but my own background has been primarily in graphic design and illustration.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of a new project in partnership with On Being, the Peabody Award-winning podcast and public radio show that “opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?”
Lunar Phases is a sketch that grew from a series of mini-projects I developed with the p5.js variant of Processing. Each sketch was an exercise to practice the language and explore programming concepts as I learned.