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Knowledge Visualization Currents

From Text to Art to Culture

  • Presents the state of the art in visualization research and development

  • Highlights research developing at key intersections with other disciplines and its applicability to addressing complex real-world problems

  • Discusses how visualization researchers are addressing complex issues of representation in knowledge, art, and culture

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-1
  2. Knowledge Visualization Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. What Is Knowledge Visualization? Eight Reflections on an Evolving Discipline

      • Stefan Bertschi, Sabrina Bresciani, Tom Crawford, Randy Goebel, Wolfgang Kienreich, Martin Lindner et al.
      Pages 13-32
  3. Text

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Tables and Early Information Visualization

      • Francis T. Marchese
      Pages 35-61
    3. From Culture to Text to Interactive Visualization ofWine Reviews

      • Andreas Kerren, Mimi Kyusakova, Carita Paradis
      Pages 85-110
  4. Art

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Colorscore: Visualization and Condensation of Structure of Classical Music

      • Aki Hayashi, Takayuki Itoh, Masaki Matsubara
      Pages 113-128
  5. Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Cultural Data Sculpting: Omnidirectional Visualization for Cultural Datasets

      • Sarah Kenderdine, Jeffrey Shaw, Tobias Gremmler
      Pages 199-220
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 214-214

About this book

Lying at the intersection of education, art, and cultural heritage, visualization is a powerful tool for representing and interpreting complex information.

This unique text/reference reviews the evolution of the field of visualization, providing innovative examples of applied knowledge visualization from disciplines as varied as law, business management, the arts and humanities. With coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of visualization from ancient Sumerian tablets through to twenty-first century legal contracts, this work underscores the important role that the process of visualization plays in extracting, organizing, and crystallizing the concepts found in complex data.

Topics and features:

  • Contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent authorities
  • Presents a thorough introduction to the discipline of knowledge visualization, its current state of affairs and possible future developments
  • Examines how tables have been used for information visualization in historical textual documents
  • Discusses the application of visualization techniques for knowledge transfer in business relationships, and for the linguistic exploration and analysis of sensory descriptions
  • Investigates the use of visualization to understand orchestral music scores, the optical theory behind Renaissance art, and to assist in the reconstruction of an historic church
  • Describes immersive 360 degree stereographic visualization, knowledge-embedded embodied interaction, and a novel methodology for the analysis of architectural forms

This interdisciplinary collection of the state of the art in knowledge visualization will be of considerable interest to researchers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds in both industry and academia.

Reviews

“This may be the most readable anthology that I have ever read. Kudos to the editors, who must have turned a global kaleidoscope of writing styles into an incredibly consistent example of best practices for technical writing, worthy of use for teaching good writing. In fact, from the top-down, the organization, syntax, and even the vocabulary are strikingly clear.” (Chaim Scheff, ACM Computing Reviews, Apr 12 2013, Review #: CR141132)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Computer Science Department, Pace University, New York, USA

    Francis T. Marchese

  • Institute for Computing Research, London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom

    Ebad Banissi

About the editors

Dr. Francis T. Marchese is Professor of Computer Science at Pace University, New York, USA, where he is the founder and director of Pace’s Center for Advanced Media and the Pace Digital Gallery. Dr. Ebad Banissi is Professor of Business Informatics at London South Bank University, UK, where he heads the Visualisation and Graphics Research Unit.

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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-4303-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)