With Living In Data, Jer Thorp demonstrates the importance of enabling people to participate in the process of creating and telling the stories behind data.
Analyzing the Biases of Western Art History With Hard Data
Careful and yet compellingly fresh in its approach, Painting by Numbers offers a new kind of methods book.
Transforming Charts and Graphs About Climate Change Into Art
Data visualization artist Alisa Singer’s exhibition Environmental Graphiti turns raw climate information into semi-abstract portraits.
Transforming a 20-Year Data Log of One’s Life into Art
Stephen Cartwright talks about turning his personal information into abstract sculpture.
Celestial Spheres, Smog Charts, and Radial Cartography in a New Book About Circles
Manuel Lima’s The Book of Circles explores centuries of circular visual expression, from representations of infinity to maps of the stars.
W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life
For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life.
Visualizing the Purrrsonal Data You Share with Your Cat Photos
For Owen Mundy, the internet’s love of cats is a gateway to recognizing the huge amounts of personal data we share publicly on social media.
Growing a Garden According to the Economics of Philanthropic Crowdfunding
Every day, people around the world lend money to strangers through philanthropic crowdfunding platforms like Kiva and GlobalGiving.
New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Images, and Invites Users to Remix Them
This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.
An Interactive Timeline of Human History According to Wikipedia
A new data visualization tool called Histography transforms Wikipedia’s entries on historic events into an interactive timeline
Two New Data-Mapping Tools Help Us Better Understand the Planet
Two recently launched applications for mapping datasets examine our planet and humanity’s impact on it.
Personal Data Surveillance as Modern Portraiture
The constant data collection on our lives, from iPhone usage to subway card swipes, transforms through Laurie Frick’s art into portraiture.