About Sébastien

 

I am interested in how technology can change our life, changing how we perceive and understand the world around us, and most importantly, how it can empower individuals to make the difference in society as a whole.

I started programming at an early age, which lead me to study software engineering. After graduating, I felt the need to add a visual dimension in my practice, which lead me to go back to university and study design.

I left France for Canada, and founded FFunction, an information design studio that helps international clients understand and communicate their data visually.

I've been involved in open-source since the late 90s. I strongly believe in freedom of information (as much as I believe in freedom of speech), and feel particuliarly concerned with dependency towards proprietary technology.

I'm actively involved in open data and citizen participation. As a co-founder of Montréal Ouvert and Québec Ouvert I learned a lot about how citizens can impact policy makers and help governments move towards a more transparent democracy.

I've recently started working on projects that revolve around collaboration, design and technology.

On this site, you'll find articles, talks and notes that cover my main interests: data visualization, open data and citizen participation. I hope you'll enjoy them, and don't hesitate to drop me a line.