Visual messages in recent years, dominated the information systems already appears everywhere, from the classic media, such as newspapers and television, Internet portals and art. Images are naturally absorbed by the human perceptual system, so we should learn how to best use.
We can visualize the objects that we can not see with the naked eye, and which exist in the microworld. On the other hand, we have already a huge amount of data on remote locations in space, viewed in infrared light and ultraviolet light. We must, however, using the color map to create visualizations of these objects, bearing in mind that this is not their true appearance, only artificial, man-made image.
We use common technologies, medical diagnostics, popular tomography is nothing like a well-used visualization. Doctors do not see on the computer screen the patient’s internal organs, only their numerically processed visualization. Now, thanks to the use of computers can analyze massive data sets, but it appropriate to present the results of these analyzes is not a simple matter.
Visualization in the arts
For a modern artist and the digital – user characteristic is the ability to use various forms of digital information. Excess of that information (especially in the network) requires the ability to filter relevant data, which translates into requirements for visualization and graphical text message. Certainly visualization today, especially in the media is conceived as an artistic image. Visualizations whether scientific or technical, or social networking sites are just beautiful.
HubCab: Mapping All Taxi Trips in New York during 2011
,,The densely populated yet beautiful HubCab [hubcab.org] by MIT Senseable Lab is an interactive map that captures the more than 170 million unique taxi trips that were made by around 13,500 taxi cabs within the City of New York in 2011,, from http://infosthetics.com/
Charting Culture: 2000 Years of Cultural History in 5 Minutes
,,Charting Culture [nature.com] shows the geographical movements of over 120,000 individuals who were notable enough in their life-times that the dates and locations of their births and deaths were recorded.,, from http://infosthetics.com/