USC Digital Studies Symposium Presents Jason Lankow and Ross Crooks, of Column Five Media

October 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

SCA 112 (USC Broccoli Theatre)

Free admission. Open to the public.

On October 10th, the IML Digital Studies Symposium presents Jason Lankow and Ross Crooks of Column Five Media.  They will speak about information visualization generally, and the expertise of their company in particular.

No RSVPs are needed for this event. Please do not enter the Broccoli Theatre until the presentation time, in order to give the speaker(s) time to set up. For further information, please contact the IML at 213.743.4421, or visit the symposium website,

About Column Five

“As the world move faster each day, it is necessary to communicate your message in a quick, clear and engaging way that sets it apart from the noise.”

This message, displayed on the home page of Column Five Media, is a brief declaration of their company’s purpose – to develop creative, poignant and effective strategies of communicating information, whether through infographics, data visualization or interactive experiences. Some of Column Five’s clients include GOOD Magazine, MySpace, GE, Nokia,, PlayStation and Travelocity.

Two of Column Five’s co-founders, Jason Lankow and Ross Crooks, will come and talk about information visualization generally, and the expertise of their company in particular.

About the Symposium

In a networked global culture, sophisticated multimedia is quickly becoming the worldwide currency. A longtime staple in the industries of advertising and entertainment, multimedia has now carved a new niche for itself: academia.

The Digital Studies Symposium is designed to introduce us to diverse scholarly media-based production. The speakers in this series are artists, programmers, scholars and designers, and their projects include cutting edge gestural interfaces, mobile media experiments, innovative websites and augmented reality pieces.

The presentations are moderated by Holly Willis, the IML's Director of Academic Programs.


Contact Information

Name: Sonia Seetharaman
Phone: 213.743.2198