A New Discourse? – The Position of Data Art within InfoVis
For our literature presentation on ‘Information Visualization and Data Art’ we (Erik Borra, Paulien Dresscher and Minke Kampman) read articles of Pousman, Vande Moere and Kosara. They look at data art from a scientific perspective and discuss how it may be put to use within ‘traditional’ information visualization. Reading the articles, the position of data art within information visualization seems to become a discourse on itself. We decided to make a visualization discussing and integrating the three articles:
Pousman, Zachary et al. “Casual Information Visualization: Depictions of Data in Everyday Life” (2007)
Vande Moere, Andrew. “Aesthetic Data Visualization as a Resource for Educating Creative Design” (2007)
Kosara, Robert. “Visualization Criticism – The Missing Link between Information Visualization and Art” (2007)
About the Authors
Zachary Pousman is a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Goergia Tech, he’s behind the term ‘casual information visualization’; “which are visual tools for people to ‘see into’ and manage their growing collections of personal data.” With an emphasis on ‘personal’, Pousman is looking at new domains of applying infovis, specifically away from the office. Or rather, anywhere but the office i.e. non-personal data.
Andrew VandeMoere is a lecturer / assistant professor at The University of Sydney. One of his research areas is Information Aesthetics. He is also the man behind http://infostethics.com, a blog that explores the relationship between creative design and infovis.
Robert Kosara is an assistent professor (dep. or Computer Science) at the University of North Carolina. He researches the visual display and analysis of data within infovis.