OCAD University Open Research Repository

Expressive cartography and the aesthetics of public visualization

Davila, Patricio, Colangelo, Dave, 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.

[img] Text
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (3MB)
Official URL: http://visap.uic.edu/2014/papers/04_Davila_Express...


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: 20 Dec 2021 20:00
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/966

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View