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learning, conceptualizing + communicating data with infographics, visualizations, etc...
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An Artist Who Turns Data Into 3-D Displays

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

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.

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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NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp on Humanized Data at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Design

NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp on Humanized Data at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Design | visual data |
On the poetics of probability, or what the architecture of the social web has to do with landing in Hawaii.

In his fantastic recent talk from TEDxVancouver, Jer Thorp — data artist in residence at The New York Times — takes us on a sweeping tour of his work and ethos, at the intersection of science, art, and design.


Among the projects are All The Names, Project Cascade, a New York Times initiative that visualizes the underlying structures of conversation and activity on the social web, GoodMorning!, a beautiful visualization of 11,000 “good morning” tweets sent over a 24-hour period, NYTimes: 365/360, which captures the top organizations and personalities for every year between 1985 and 2001 and the connections between them in a single graphic for each year, and Open Paths, which allows you to liberate your iPhone location data from Apple’s grip to own, use, or donate to meaningful research...

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Artists use data to make political statements

Artists use data to make political statements | visual data |

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.

Astrakhan's comment, February 9, 2013 3:44 AM
DataScientists = Data Artists