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Expressive cartography and the aesthetics of public visualization

Davila, Patricio and Colangelo, Dave and Chan, Maggie and Tu, Robert (2014) Expressive cartography and the aesthetics of public visualization. In: Proceedings of the IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Program, VISAP'14: Art+Interpretation,, 9-14 Nov 2014, Paris, France.

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Abstract

Aesthetic visualization projects that incorporate users, community
stakeholders, multiple modalities and technologies necessarily
emphasize the way that an artistic visualization can be both an
artifact and a process — a conceptualization of aesthetic
visualization that is useful for thinking about visualization in
general. In this paper, the authors propose the concept of
expressivity as a move away from the indexical claims of
visualization and instead towards an acknowledgement of the
entangled nature of social, political, economic, cultural,
technological and environmental actants. Through a description of
the In The Air, Tonight public visualization project, the authors
suggest that by making manifest the connections between these
actants, a visualization project, as a form of expressive
cartography, can contribute to the visibility of and engagement
with important issues (e.g. homelessness) that affect society.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Expression, participation, relational, networks, visualization, social issues, climate.
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 20:44
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2017 16:05
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/966

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