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How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life | visual data | Scoop.it
Artist Emily Garfield maps places that don't exist. "I think that's related to the way cities grow in real life."

Emily Garfield like to say that she grows cities. With pen, ink, and watercolor, the Boston-based artist creates maps of imaginary places that tap into the essence of urban form.

Garfield has long been interested by the presentation of architecture in visual art. The inviting, surrealist arcades and sidewalks of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico inspired Garfield to begin producing her own street-level dreamscapes as an art student at Brown University.

But it was when she created her first aerial view of a fantasy city—an abstract web of streets, bridges, and blocks—that she got a particularly positive response from other people. Even without any text, Garfield's drawings were strongly recognizable as maps...

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Mosaics of images snatched from Google satellite view

Mosaics of images snatched from Google satellite view | visual data | Scoop.it

No one has ever driven by a nuclear cooling tower, nudged their loved one, and paused to bask in the aesthetic moment. Just as no one has ever driven the family to a garbage dump for a photo op. But these are the features of our urban landscapes that delight artist Jenny Odell as she scans Google Satellite View, pasting mundane, sometimes repulsive objects into massive mosaics. Each of her pieces in Satellite Collections consists of single categories—swimming pools, baseball parks, docked cargo ships—snipped over and over again from locations across the world, curated into collages of architectural similarities.

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What Does Infinity Look Like in GIFs?

What Does Infinity Look Like in GIFs? | visual data | Scoop.it

Tumblr website Hexeosis is dedicated to making gifs that visually represent infinity. According to the site description, it is trying to create something new as often as possible to see how long it will last. These gifs are animated using Adobe After Effects or Cinema4D, and compressed to a gif format in Photoshop. 

Visit the link to see the designs tessalate and create a visual feeling of infinity...

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it's beautiful
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Exquisite Paper Sculptures Map Historic Events

Exquisite Paper Sculptures Map Historic Events | visual data | Scoop.it

It’s easy to admire Matthew Picton’s paper sculpted maps simply for their fine craftsmanship and close resemblance to the famous cities they represent – but you’d be missing so much hidden in the details. 


Beyond the exquisitely folded ribbons of paper forming the delicate maps are tales from each city’s storied past: floods, fires, wars. Each element has been carefully researched and woven into the final sculpture, from the paper used to create it, to the destruction Picton often revisits on the cities.

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A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art

A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art | visual data | Scoop.it

Mapping the global flow of scientific talent by way of Mondrian and Kandinsky.


After their wonderful visual timeline of the future based on famous fiction and visual history of the Nobel Prize, Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat are back with another exclusive English version of a piece originally designed for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of an Italian newspaper— this time exploring the phenomenon of global “brain drain” in science, with an eye towards understanding the reasons why researchers might choose to leave their countries of origin and pursue careers elsewhere.

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Artists use data to make political statements

Artists use data to make political statements | visual data | Scoop.it

Big data can feel impersonal, overwhelming and cold. But stark statistics are now being used to make intimate statements through art and public advocacy.


The past few years have seen the widespread availability of a large amount of data, thanks largely to the internet.

Census reports are easily searchable, campaign polling is expertly parsed and analysed, and online dating behaviour provides a glimpse into human sexuality.


Now more artists are using these impersonal details to make an impassioned statement; visit the article link for examples.

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DataScientists = Data Artists
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40 Beautiful Infographic Designs

40 Beautiful Infographic Designs | visual data | Scoop.it
An information graphic in its simplest form is a visual interpretation of data.

Though an incredibly useful form of data presentation, infographics have traditionally been an underwhelming sector of the design world.

That being said, there are some brilliant designers out there who have turned this form of data visualization into beautiful and creative works of art.

In appreciation of those designers who find beauty in data, here is a collection of 40 curated infographic designs that aim to inspire...

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Infographic: A Graphic Tribute To The Designer’s Life

Infographic: A Graphic Tribute To The Designer’s Life | visual data | Scoop.it
Creative workplaces are a unique breed, and more (and more and more) attention is being paid to the logistics of their layouts and design, ensuring that they are engineered to accommodate room for both productivity and play.

But what of those intangible qualities inherent to the non-traditional office experience? Of pressure, heart, pitching, and sacrifice? Grid London’s Ashwin Patel explores these kinds of component parts in his new print, A Studio Life...

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An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second

An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second | visual data | Scoop.it

We’ve previously explored time and the scale of the universe, but what about the scale of time? Do we fully understand the 2.5 billion seconds most of us will experience in an average lifetime?

That’s precisely what prolific science author and illustrator Steve Jenkins playfully probes in Just a Second, a lovely and refreshing book for kids, doubling as a curious and enjoyable trivia compendium for grown-ups, and a fine addition to the year’s best children’s books. From the 5,085-foot water journey of a whale’s song to the 50 beats of a hummingbird’s wings to the 300-foot plunge of a peregrine falcon, the charmingly illustrated pages weave a kind of alternative metric system for telling time through the surprising things that happen in a single second — a measure that, as Jenkins points out, is a human invention...

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12 Inspirable Infographic Designs

12 Inspirable Infographic Designs | visual data | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest, we tend to get bored with reading too much text and it’s rather difficult to understand descriptive information especially if they signify numbers or statistics.

To make things easier, we use graphs, illustrations and flowcharts to make them visually appealing yet, at the same time, easy to understand. One of the latest online trends that graphic designers make use of are infographics.

Infographic design is such a designer’s creative act every designer should try to attempt to design infographic to influence themselves. Today’s article shows you some beautifully graphed Infographic Design to inspire designers...

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Analog Infoviz: Hand- Painted Visualizations

Analog Infoviz: Hand- Painted Visualizations | visual data | Scoop.it
What Warhol has to do with lost loves, boat building and the VCR.

Our understanding of the world at large takes shape through our understanding of the interconnectedness of various cultural patterns — aesthetic movements, political ideologies, technological innovations, literary traditions, and everything in between...

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2011 T0P0L0G1ES : nicolas maigret

2011 T0P0L0G1ES : nicolas maigret | visual data | Scoop.it

The exhibition T0P0L0G1ES brings together works dealing with issues of perceptible representations of digital data, by exploring the connections between concrete space and immaterial spaces of information.

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On View> Talk to Me at MoMA

On View> Talk to Me at MoMA | visual data | Scoop.it

Talk to Me explores the subject of communication between people and their environment, highlighting the role of the designer in imagining and establishing these connections. Through a diverse selection of objects and conceptual work, the exhibition examines designs that engage users, including information systems, visualization design, communication devices, and interfaces, like the QR code mowed into a field in Bernhard Hopfengärtner’s project Hello World!, above.

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Movie: digital art is "starting to be taken seriously"

Movie: digital art is "starting to be taken seriously" | visual data | Scoop.it

Leading artists and curators discuss the increasing significance of digital art and the new opportunities open to artists working "in a digital age."

"Digital art has been around since the 1950s," claims writer and curator Conrad Bodman. "But not many museums and galleries have focused on it as a serious subject matter."

"In the last ten years that's really changed. Many venues around the world are now having a serious look at this area and the artists that are working in it."

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If The Planet Really Did Revolve Around Your City: Isidro Blasco's 3D Urban Panoramas

If The Planet Really Did Revolve Around Your City: Isidro Blasco's 3D Urban Panoramas | visual data | Scoop.it
When you’re in a big city humming with activity, it’s not unusual to feel like the world revolves around you. On each trip to a new place, artist Isidro Blasco climbs up to the tallest buildings and documents what exactly “the world” looks like through the city’s eyes.

The result: the “Planet” series, which takes us to the bubbles of places like New York, São Paulo, Sydney, and Madrid.

The artist assembles photographs into meticulously circular panoramas. Reminding us that Photoshop techniques have origins in the physical world, each series is painstakingly incised and trimmed by hand. The three-dimensional works challenge perceptions of our everyday "orbits" through their creative use of representation.


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jewell Moss's curator insight, March 2, 2014 1:31 PM

What do you see through your city?

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137 World Landmarks and Other Crazy Google Maps Art

137 World Landmarks and Other Crazy Google Maps Art | visual data | Scoop.it
The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:57 PM

I love geographically inspired art.  How many of the 137 icon features (as portrayed in Google Maps but removed from their context) can you identify?  For a higher-resolution, image and more of her art, click here


Tags: mapping, art, google, trivia.

Sean de Basti's curator insight, August 27, 2013 10:31 AM

do you know where everything is located?

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An Artist Who Turns Data Into 3-D Displays

An Artist Who Turns Data Into 3-D Displays | visual data | Scoop.it

We’re deep in the midst of a data viz heyday. Infographics are ubiquitous, presenting facts and data sets in straightforward ways that are, by design, easy to understand.

 

Willem Besselink takes a different approach by translating directed sets of information into physical forms. What’s not explicit, however, are the complex stats that inspire each work.

Each new installation is dictated by its own unique guidelines and rules, which themselves are based on a number of dependent variables, including site-specifics, materials, color scheme, and budget. “Setting these up and following them all through the project allows--or forces--me to do what needs to be done,” he says, in part following the lead of “hero” Sol Lewitt’s Sentences on Conceptual Art.

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Stacey Petzold's curator insight, May 17, 2013 8:21 AM

For anyone who runs a business, maintains a calendar or does any statistical business related tasks - here is an artistic take on graphs.  Look at your charts - and think about taking them a step further...Enjoy!

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Biggest Interactive Wall in the U.S. Invites Visitors To Touch It

Biggest Interactive Wall in the U.S. Invites Visitors To Touch It | visual data | Scoop.it

The latest addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art is an interactive wall display—the biggest in the US—that merges art and technology. 

Gallery One is a dynamic and evolving piece of wall art created by forward-thinking design firm Local Projects—is the first of its kind to encourage engagement from museum-goers. 
Measuring 40-feet in length, this multi-touch screen is the largest in the US and is capable of displaying over 3,500 items—including masterpieces by Pablo Picasso. 
Synced with an iPad app, the wall guides visitor through the art and provides multiple perspectives on the collections. 

Learn more about this cutting-edge new exhibit in a short video at the article link...

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Is Data Visualization Art?

Is Data Visualization Art? | visual data | Scoop.it

Data Visualization is driven by data. Its form is often derived from optimizing the efficiency of inputting data (and information about that data) into a human brain. It is a very pragmatic practice, built around numbers and logic.


And yet it is beautiful. It evokes emotions. It can be aesthetically pleasing, or hideous. It communicates complex concepts and provokes thought. It is consumed for enjoyment. Some visualizations even share similarities with poetry.

There are several stages in the life cycle of data visualizations, and while the core of the practice is driven by rational thinking, any number of stages in the process have opportunities for subjective decisions or artistic interpretations...

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An overview of the creative and artistic processes involved in data visualization...

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Map as Art

Map as Art | visual data | Scoop.it

There are many amazing examples of artists who turn to cartography and geography for inspiration. Whether through the lens of a camera, paint, or sculpture, these artists have turned to creative ways to express themselves through maps.


This series of cartographically-inspired art works changes how we look at maps.  Some of these artists also make us think of places that are on the Earth as explicitly "mappable" features.  I think the Google Maps push-pin in the city center is my favorite.  Which do you prefer? 


Tags: art, mapping, place, cartography


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GeoMapGames's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:47 AM

Amazing map art! I like Google Maps push-pin in the city center :)
Which do you prefer?  #geomapgames

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The Art & Science of Infographic Design

The Art & Science of Infographic Design | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics. They suddenly seem to be everywhere but are they actually able to increase outcomes are are they yet another fad?

As a social media management firm, infographics are gaining a lot of attention from business owners seeking for new and exciting ways to reach consumers and clients but from the questions and comments we receive, it is apparent that there is also a great deal of confusion surrounding their proper use.

Today we are going to shed some light on the art and science of infographic design. Are they worth the additional cost? When will they most benefit a company? Do they increase sales and which companies should avoid them at all cost? Keep reading to learn the answer to these and many other fascinating facts about infographics...

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HistoryShots: Visual graphics and visual histories

HistoryShots: Visual graphics and visual histories | visual data | Scoop.it

HistoryShots creates elegant graphics and diagrammatic art that visually tell stories about subjects, time periods and events.
Their work has won numerous design awards and is frequently cited in books, magazines, and on the web. Each piece is hand-crafted with great attention to data, detail, colors, design and printed on high-quality, fine-art paper...

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Leomi Chen's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:40 AM

包含天文地理的圖表網站,資料細瑣混亂,實際的幫助不大,但有一點趣味性。

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A Weathervane Wall Turns Wind Patterns Into Data Art

A Weathervane Wall Turns Wind Patterns Into Data Art | visual data | Scoop.it

We can generally tell if the wind is blowing north, south, east or west, but on a smaller scale, currents are a lot more complicated. And that’s something I didn’t really appreciate before Windswept.
Windswept is an art installation at San Francisco’s Randall Museum that celebrates the intricacies of wind interacting with architecture. To create the effect, designer Charles Sowers deployed 612 freely-rotating anodized aluminum arrows on a 20'x35' grid, each serving as a “discrete data point” of extremely local airflow to form “a kind of large sensor array.”

With all of these data points firing at once, the result is fascinating and a touch hypnotic. Whereas I’d expect the entire wall of arrows to point the same way, they never do. Instead, it’s more like watching the Plinko of air currents, with every peg offering a largely unpredictable--but in retrospect inevitable--possibility...

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infographics + data visualization at the adobe museum of digital media

infographics + data visualization at the adobe museum of digital media | visual data | Scoop.it

'inform: turning data into meaning' is an exhibition on infographics and the quantification and visualization of data from the digital world- curated by thomas goetz, executive editor of wired magazine, the exhibition is the most recent addition to the adobe museum of digital media (ADMA), and represents the inaugural show of the online museum's 'curator in residence' initiative.

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Hierarchy of Digital Distractions | Information Is Beautiful

Hierarchy of Digital Distractions | Information Is Beautiful | visual data | Scoop.it

The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions explores and visualizes the subtle, invisible structure I use to prioritize one digital distraction over another. Check out its page on MoMA and press some buttons. (if you tweet, use #ttmhierarchy).

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