Title: Coming or Going
Medium: Generative video, made using custom fluid dynamics software
Artist: University of Illinois
Title: Mapping the Colosseo and the Panteon through Le Antichità Romane
Artist: Brad Tober, Boston University
Description: Mapping the Colosseo and the Panteon through Le Antichità Romane is a custom-designed, purpose specific information visualization of Le Antichità Romane, a collection of etchings of ancient Rome by printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi. As a reference work, the nature of this data is very much nonlinear (for example, there is no single / consistent pagination system throughout the work), yet it features a significant hierarchical categorization. The concept for this visualization initially arose out of a colleague’s desire to track each textual / image reference of two buildings, the Colosseo (Colosseum) and the Panteon (Pantheon), throughout the data set. These references cross the hierarchical structure of the data set, and so the final visualization leverages formal qualities such as value, pattern, directional arrows, and textual labels to identify the relationships between the pages of the collection. The specific use of these formal qualities was informed by set / graph theory concepts such as Euler, spider, and constraint diagrams.
This visualization, and the process used to design it, was described in detail in the January 2016 issue of the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping. For exhibition purposes, the submitted work not only includes the original visualization, but also visualizes all of the content pages of Le Antichità Romane and uses color to highlight specific Colosseo and Panteon references throughout the work.
Title: Downtown LA Art Walk Project
Artist: IChun Lin, California State University; Chen Wang, California State University
Description: The Downtown LA Artwalk Project is a monthly showcase and celebration of over forty galleries, dozen restaurants, bars, hundreds of artists, and artworks located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Although the purpose of this project is rebranding downtown LA Artwalk with new identity and a mobile application, data visualization played a critical role through the whole design process and the final execution. The concept utilizing graphic representations and integrating with different medium to categorizing, filtering and visualizing large amount of gallery data as new ways to view, simplify and navigate the complex information.
This APP is a tool that allows users to do four activities: VIEW forty-two galleries artworks related data. INTERACT with the data of a user-created way. SHARE their personalized map with friends. Lastly, ENGAGE with the information and data in a fun, visual way.
Title: Occupy the Amendment
Medium: Artistic Data Visualization
Artist: Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University
Description: On November 2nd, 2011, thousands of protestors blocked the entrances to the Port of Oakland California, one of most economically important U.S. shipping ports. Organizers used Twitter for organization, information diffusion and general chatter that day, creating over 100,000 tweets with the hashtag #OccupyOakland on that single day. This piece is a network visualization made up those tweets. The labels represent people and the width of the lines connecting them reflect how often those two people retweet each other. All of the protestor’s names have been replaced with text from the first amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights. There are thousands of user labels, so the first amendment is repeated over and over like a mantra. This modern day, data-driven, network visualization has been rendered as if the labels and lines were hand drawn on parchment the way they might have been over 200 year ago when the U.S. Bill of Rights was written. The intent is to draw attention to the tension between our founding national values and today’s economic and political challenges to those values.
Title: Weather Data
Artist: Lauren Thorson, Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: Seven Days in Beijing | 北京七日
Medium: Digital Print
Artist: Yvette Shen, Ohio State University
Description: “Seven Days in Beijing” documented the weeklong trip I took in Beijing during summer 2015. Each photo shows a historical site I visited on a particular day. The graph overlying the photo displays the hourly changes of the air quality condition of that day. The air quality is visualized by the hourly AQI (Air Quality Index) and PM2.5 data over the twenty-four hours. The hourly AQI and PM2.5 data were retrieved from the U.S. Embassy’s twitter account @beijingair. The length is proportional to the value of the daily AQI. The size is proportional to the circulation amount of the PM2.5 (μg/m3). And the color scale is based on the color-coded chart developed by the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). It shows the level of health risk – the more green the healthier and the more red the unhealthier.
The objective of the project is to make the air pollution visible – by imaging it. The visual design explores the flexibility of digital images – a vessel for volumes of information that allows the visual images to reflect layers of objective records. Technology and graphic resources are possible to use multiple perspectives to depict deeper levels of knowledge and understanding. Just like how storytelling can be unraveled from a range of angles, visual narrative as well can be constructed by multiple dimensions of viewpoints.
Medium: Digital Video
Artist: 任远, 北京任远创意文化有限公司
Description: “VINCI” is a digital video created by Ren Yuan. The visual part of the work was generated by Ren Yuan through coding: he simulated a neural network through abstract node connection, then generated various forms based on the network structure. The whole network consists of 1950 nodes with short-range connections to each other. The music in “VINCI” was composed by Artist Liu Yiwei.
Note: Alan Turing published Computing Machinery and Intelligence in 1950, proposing his famous theory of Turing test.
Title: 脉动北京 | 首都国际机场进出港航班飞行轨迹可视化
Title: Cut The Fruit ｜切水果
Description: 《Cut The Fruit》是一组基于三种中国市场常见水果：不同种类的苹果、梨、桃的营养价值信息等的数据可视化分析。
Title: The Effects of Videogame
Medium: Generative Art