“Visualization, Semantics, and Aesthetics”

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Entry Number: 06


    Visualization, Semantics, and Aesthetics


    If visualization makes data meaningful to humans, what role does aesthetics play in this process? There is pleasure in putting the unknown and the unknowable into language, and tension between the precision of code and the abstraction and manipulation of art making. Visualizations are powerful images, beautiful in their own right. Some evoke erotic delight, others a sense of awe. Where do the aesthetics of visualization intersect with current design and art making? This panel integrates computational linguistics, mathematics, software design, and art.

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