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How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life | Wiki_Universe | 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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Is Data Visualization Art?

Is Data Visualization Art? | Wiki_Universe | 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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Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:42 PM

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

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Wikipaintings A Repository of Great Free Images of Artwork for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wikipaintings A Repository of Great Free Images of Artwork for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:15 AM

ETML, again!

Linda Alexander's comment, September 1, 2013 10:45 AM
Thanks for highlighting!