Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games

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Artistic Data Visualization in the Making

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_60-1



Artistic data visualization is visualization of data done by artists with the intent of expressing a point of view.


In recent years, we have seen an increasing of interest in data visualization in the artistic community. Many data-oriented artworks use sophisticated visualization techniques to express point of views or achieve persuasive goals. Meanwhile the attitude that visualizations can be used to persuade as well as analyze has been embraced by more people in the information visualization community.

Here I will share my experience and reflection in creating data visualization as artwork via case study of two recent projects. It presents a workflow from conceptual development, data analysis, to algorithm development, procedural modeling, and then final image production. It hopes to offer insight into the artist’s effort of finding balance between persuasive goals and analytic tasks. Furthermore, it raises...


Creating Data Visualizations Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse Final Image Products Sophisticated Visualization Techniques Persuasive Goals 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA