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Eric is a data artist and designer. He currently lives in Austin, TX and leads the design of digital and hardware products for Under Armour. Prior, he was a designer at frog design. His work and writing has been featured on wired.com, fast company, The Guardian, and design mind.

He draws from his personal life and interests as a source for data in many of his projects, including an on-going series of explorations into the influences of the music he listens to during the year.

He tweets occasionally at: twitter.com/ericboam

Contact him at: ericboam at gmail.com

Speaking:
Man vs Machine vs Media - SXSW 2018 - Austin, TX - 3.18
Decoding Songwriting with Data - SXSW 2017 - Austin, TX - 3.17
Small Talks: Sensors Everywhere - AIGA Austin - Austin, TX - 2.17
Stats, Sensors, & Small Screens - Internet Summit 16 - Raleigh, NC - 11.16
Near & Far - Design Speaker Series at University of Texas - Austin, TX - 10.16
The Metrics of Music - Prehype - 8.16
This is Every Song I Heard for an Entire Year - SXSW Music 2016 - Austin, TX - 3.16
Designing in the Connected World - Design Lecture Series at University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT - 2.16
Data + Design - UXSS 2015 - San Francisco, CA - 11.15
Design Takes Flight - DATA 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA - 5.14
Data and Our Senses - Ignite Eyeo - Minneapolis, MN - 6.12

Writing:
“Decoding Songwriting With Data“ - Medium - 4.17
"2015: Every Song For A Year Recap" - Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 - 9.16
"When The Sounds Come Together" - Medium - 11.15
"5,399,130 Steps" - Medium - 9.15
"2014: A Year In New Music" - Medium - 5.15
"2014: An Interactive Year In New Music" - Medium - 3.15
"The Resume of the Future" - design mind FUTURE OF WORK - 12.14
"Telling Stories About Ourselves" - The Guardian - 7.14
"The Qualified Self" - design mind Insights: Sensing - 4.14
"Beyond Data Visualization" - design mind Insights: Sensing 3.14

Exhibitions:
Pong to Pokemon - Texas History Museum, Austin, TX - 8.17-3.18
Engadget: Wearables On The Runway - NYC - 11.14
City By Numbers - Pratt, Brooklyn, NY - 10.14

Recognition & Contribution:
2015 Design Annual in Editorial for FUTURE OF WORK - Communication Arts - 9.15
Customer Data Designing For Transparency and Trust - Data Visualizations - HBR - 6.15


Press:
Soundwall Connected Canvas Podcast - Episode 15 - 5.15
"It's a Necklace, It's an Umbrella, It's a Drone" - Bloomberg - 3.15
"Tech Trends 2015" - FastCo, frog - 1.15
"Wearable Tech Helps You Live in the Moment" - Scientific American - 5.14
"Dronies and the Flipping of a Conversation" - design mind - 5.14
"Tech Trends 2014" - frog - 1.14
"The Drones of the Future Won’t Kill, They’ll Take Selfies" - wired.com - 11.13
"Those Flying Machines" - design mind Issue 18 - 11.13
"8 Brilliant Concepts For The Future Of Wearable Tech" - fast co design - 2.13
"Winning wearable tech ideas" - CNET - 2.13