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Reads tagged with “data visualization”

The Art-Science of Perspective
The Art-Science of Perspective

A journey from the farthest cosmic horizons of reality to the depths of our poetic truth.

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W.E.B. Du Bois’s Little-Known, Arresting Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life for the World’s Fair of 1900
W.E.B. Du Bois’s Little-Known, Arresting Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life for the World’s Fair of 1900

A trailblazing effort “to give, in as systematic and compact a form as possible, the history and present condition of a large group of human beings.”

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Nonstop Metropolis: An Atlas of Maps Reclaiming New York’s Untold Stories and Unseen Populations
Nonstop Metropolis: An Atlas of Maps Reclaiming New York’s Untold Stories and Unseen Populations

“Each of us is an atlas of sorts, already knowing how to navigate some portion of the world, containing innumerable versions of place as experience and desire and fear, as route and landmark and memory.”

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Patternicity: Dreamy Diagrams and Lyrical Visualizations of the Eccentric Details of Daily Life in the City
Patternicity: Dreamy Diagrams and Lyrical Visualizations of the Eccentric Details of Daily Life in the City

An abstract love letter to the art of paying attention.

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The Rise of Networkism: A Visual History of Human Knowledge, from Aristotle to the Algorithm
The Rise of Networkism: A Visual History of Human Knowledge, from Aristotle to the Algorithm

What Darwin has to do with superservers and galaxy formation.

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The Original Manifesto for Information Visualization and Pictorial Statistics: ISOTYPE Creator Otto Neurath’s Pioneering 1930 Visual Language
The Original Manifesto for Information Visualization and Pictorial Statistics: ISOTYPE Creator Otto Neurath’s Pioneering 1930 Visual Language

“Words divide, pictures unite!”

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Literary Constellations: Astronomy-Inspired Visualizations of the Opening Sentences of Beloved Books
Literary Constellations: Astronomy-Inspired Visualizations of the Opening Sentences of Beloved Books

From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to The Time Machine, data art meets literature.

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Dear Data: A Lyrical Illustrated Serenade to How Our Attention Shapes Our Reality
Dear Data: A Lyrical Illustrated Serenade to How Our Attention Shapes Our Reality

A celebration of the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet marvelously human details through which we wrest meaning out of the incomprehensible vastness of all possible experience that is life.

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Alan Turing’s Little-Known Contributions to Biology and His Mesmerizing Hand-Drawn Diagrams of Dappling Patterns
Alan Turing’s Little-Known Contributions to Biology and His Mesmerizing Hand-Drawn Diagrams of Dappling Patterns

What the Fibonacci fascinations of daisies have to do with Kandinsky and mid-century graphic design.

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Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic
Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic

A celebration of the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life.

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