2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Are You Smarter Than Your Brain?: The Big Picture of Big Data

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
Austin Convention Center

With the explosion of infographics and big data, maps aren’t just about geography anymore. They can tell us all kinds of things about the human experience. Join Kal Penn, host and producer of National Geographic Channel’s (NGC’s) new series “The Big Picture With Kal Penn,” and David Konschnik, executive producer, for an interactive and fast-paced panel filled with videos and experiments.

The panel, like the forthcoming show, is about finding the unexpected and sometimes surprising realities in both the world at large and our own backyard, revealed by crunching the numbers and finding new ways to visualize data. Learn about data and the people around you on topics that will range from how people spend their free time to sex to personality and character. You may even learn something surprising about yourself. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peak of the new series “The Big Picture” before it premieres on National Geographic Channel.


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David Konschnik

Exec Prod

National Geographic Television

Kal Penn

TV Host, Actor, & White House Staffer

National Geographic Channel

Kal Penn is known for his starring roles in House, How I Met Your Mother, and, of course, the Harold and Kumar franchise, among others. Originally from New Jersey, Penn received his undergraduate d...

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Lillian Pierson

Data Scientist



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