We are often drawn to information visualization because of the power it wields as a medium for understanding the world around us. Through design, we build narratives that isolate the phenomenal world in ways that enable us to dissect, understand, and interpret it in carefully crafted slices of space and time, collapsing the complexity of our experience of it into more digestible chunks. But as both practitioners and consumers of visualization, we sometimes forget that if we look carefully enough, visualization can tell us more about ourselves and our engagement with the world than it can about the world alone. In this talk, by way of examples of recent personal works in visualization, I reclaim an understanding of information visualization as a medium for constructing narratives about not only the phenomenal world but also — and perhaps even more importantly — ourselves. Through visualization, we can cultivate reflections of our own lived experience of what it means to be human while lifting up those of others, in the process moving us closer to an understanding of the human condition that bridges relations between self and other.
- 2017 Thesis Show of the MFA in Information Design and Visualization on April 28, 2017 11:30 am
- Matthew Brehmer – Timelines Revisited: Considerations for Expressive Storytelling on April 28, 2017 10:30 am
- Urban Tensions: Boston – Visualizing stories of cities and conflict on April 8, 2017 9:00 am
- Felice Frankel – More Than Pretty Pictures on March 31, 2017 10:30 am
- NUVis Roundtable: Tapestry 2017 post-conference briefing and discussion on March 17, 2017 10:30 am
- Mauro Martino – DataViz and AI in Knowledge Worker’s Workflow on February 17, 2017 10:30 am
- Cody Dunne – Interactive network visualizations for reasoning, communication, and collaboration on February 3, 2017 10:30 am