As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014 , check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters.
Daniel Burwen , Creative Director at Cognito Comics , will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Image Matters: Graphic Ways to Visualize policy, history, news and more. Here is his story.
I am a creative director and thought leader on interactive storytelling. I experiment with new ways to bring interface and agency to new formats of storytelling, with the intention of providing more emotional impact than traditional passive mediums.
I have had a lengthy career in visual media, from graphic design to video game production to interactive comics with my studio.
My new work focuses on how to bridge 2D and 3D into new formats on the iPad and mobile devices.
It's how we communicate in the modern age, and as such, can be a huge influence on what we think, and what we know. Media is just well-presented information.
Sure, it was first the media treatment of the second Iraq war and 9/11, and later All the Shahs Men and Overthrow, that got me interested in the relationship between the US and other countries / governments. I wanted a voice of my own. Operation Ajax  became my voice.
I think it's important to represent all sides of media, especially the aspects that are experimental and on the bleeding edge. Given how quickly things change with technology (and I consider my work a marriage of art and technology), you can’t talk about media without talking about tech these days.
Meet Daniel and other innovative media-makers at the Media That Matters conference this February. If you haven't signed up yet, visit the registration page .