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18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past | visual data | Scoop.it

In 1939, visitors stood in line for hours to see the Futurama exhibit at the New York World's Fair, a detailed model imagining 1960s America. Complete with half a million tiny buildings and a million handmade miniature trees, it also visualized a network of highways crossing the country. And while the interstate system probably would have been built without it, it's arguable that the visualization—sponsored by GM—helped the roads happen.

A new exhibit called the Future City, up now at London's Royal Institute of British Architects, looks at how drawings and models of futuristic cities can shape the cities that actually are built.

"Visualizations of future cities contribute to our collective imagination," says Nick Dunn from Lancaster University "They provide us with visionary projections of how we might live. Reexamining these from a historical perspective can give us new insights and greater understanding of the developments and patterns that shape the present, and in turn, their implications for our future."

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14 World-Changing Data Visualizations from the Last 4 Centuries

14 World-Changing Data Visualizations from the Last 4 Centuries | visual data | Scoop.it

Science may be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be ugly. These images, from a new exhibit at the British Library, show how beautiful scientific data can be.

The exhibit features classic illustrations dating to 1603, including John Snow’s map of London’s SoHo that’s credited with revealing a contaminated water pump as the source of a 1854 cholera outbreak. There also are beautiful modern visualizations of data from satellites and gene sequencers. The exhibit, Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight, runs through May 26.

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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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Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being

Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being | visual data | Scoop.it

New York Times: Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being...

The exhibition argues that major innovations follow a series of steps: 1) seeing (measuring various phenomena); 2) mapping (organizing information to reveal patterns); 3) understanding (using models to explain complex systems like weather); 4) believing (being convinced that change is possible and necessary); and 5) acting (designing systems that make the world work better).

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16 Of Science's Best Infographics, From Ancient Greece To Today

16 Of Science's Best Infographics, From Ancient Greece To Today | visual data | Scoop.it
Throughout history, the best data visualizations have served as the public's window onto a complex world.

In a time when everything from the endangerment of the Juggalo to Carrie Bradshaw's shoe collection is turned into a clever little chart, it can be easy to dismiss infographics as trendy and inconsequential. But since ancient Greece, the best data visualizations have furthered popular understanding of science, serving as the nonacademic public’s key to knowledge. Some vintage infographics were even used as political tools, effecting social change through educational campaigns.

Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight, now on view at the British Library, takes us through the history of data visualization, focusing on themes of public health, weather, and evolution. From a millennia-old illustration of the “Great Chain of Being” to a 2008 NASA animation of the oceans' currents, we see how data visualizers have always sought to turn dense and impenetrable scientific information into accessible, beautiful images, using good design to make learning smoother.

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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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Data Wall: IBM Think Exhibit

Data Wall: IBM Think Exhibit | visual data | Scoop.it

Located on Jaffe Drive at Lincoln Center in New York, the THINK exhibit combined three unique experiences to engage visitors in a conversation about how we can improve the way we live and work. 

The IBM data wall was the introduction to the Think Exhibit at the Lincoln Center. This exhibit celebrated its centennial year, and 100 years of human progress.

The wall aimed to educate the public about five areas of interest to the New York community. These included air quality, water waste, potential solar energy, fraud detection, and traffic sensing.


Visit the portfolio link to view detail images of the Data Wall, as well as concept sketches and explanations for the design for the solar and traffic sections...

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Aji Black Stone's comment, November 16, 2012 11:11 AM
wow