'sonification' - not covered below…
Think about the idea of abstraction in art in relation to data 'abstracted' and presented in the form of a visualization.
'Piet Mondrian's' Broadway Boogie Woogie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Boogie-Woogie
'Otto Neurath' - the father of infographics http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/neurath/visual-education.html
'Excellent books on data visualization:'
* Edward Tufte - The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Here's a Tufte video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdSZJzb-aX8&list=PLmOw5ooQkcUNv1yvHRLoMFAoMMeeb_NyY
* William S. Cleveland - The Elements of Graphing Data, Visualizing Data
* Leland Wilkinson - The Grammar of Graphics http://www.cs.uic.edu/~wilkinson/ a kind of systematic dictionary, with grammatical rules for data and graphics.
'artists/designers' working in the field:
'Mark Lombardi's' drawings are meticulous, researched, visualized relations. Here Ben Fry talks about his work: http://benfry.com/exd09/
'Martin Wattenberg' brought data visualization to the stock market and at the same time made interesting artworks in the late 1990's:
'Aaron Koblin', one of the more recent pioneers of the discipline. Technology leader of Google's Creative Labs in San Francisco, he spearheaded the search giant's Chrome Experiments series http://Aaronkoblin.com
'Jer Thorp' worked with the New York Times http://blprnt.com and now has his own company with Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen, a journalist and artist respectively: The Office for Creative Research http://o-c-r.org/abstract/
'Ben Fry' developer of processing http://benfry.com
Fry co-created Processing with Casey Reas, an open-source programming language used by many of the designers. Fry also runs Phyllotaxis Lab, a data visualization studio connected to Seed Media Group.
'Jonathan Harris' an artist and interactive designer http://www.number27.org/
Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar
'I feel fine' - A classic Processing 1.0 [http://processing.org/exhibition/] visualization using social media sites to provide info on how the world is feeling: http://www.wefeelfine.org/
'Inuit whale hunt' in 3,214 images, arranged in 20-minute segments. Harris uses elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art, and storytelling to create systems that explore and explain the human world:
'Eddie Elliott's video streamer' early 1990's intereactive, searchable visual representation of video archives. His product was never commercialized. MIT Master's thesis work.
s open source tools for data visualization with examples:
* Nice lists of 'recent visualization works
* 'Visualizing Cultures project at MIT, an Open Course class
' available online for free
* 'Good works:
* 'Brendan Dawes Cinema Redux
' - uses 'Processing 1.0
' to visualize each second in a film in a single image:
* 'Alison's Unreal Art
' - Game bots play Unreal tournament and make drawings based on game activity. Data translation of game activity to portraits:
* 'Science on a Sphere - NASA
s visualization's of the planet:
'Chris Jordan's Running the Numbers'. art visulaizations of objects quantified
* collaboration between dance company
'Pilobolus and Google' - word vizualized by dancers using extended browser possibilities.
'Japan Quake Map' Visualization using size, color, numbers to represent earthquake activity on a map.
nuclear tests 1945-98 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9lquok4Pdk
'Michal Mocnak's suggestions' for interesting data visualization frameworks using java:
'Videos about data-visualization' (list)
'David McCandless' Ted' talk on visualization:
YT mirror: http://youtu.be/5Zg-C8AAIGg
'The Art of Data Visualization' | Off Book | PBS
Edward Tufte, Yale University /
Julie Steele, O'Reilly Media /
Josh Smith, Hyperakt /
Jer Thorp, Office for Creative Research /