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IVMOOC: Information Visualization MOOC 2016
"This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account. The course can be taken for three Indiana University credits as part of the Online Data Science Program, as part of the Information and Library Science M.S. program, and as part of the online Data Science M.S. Program offered by the School of Informatics and Computing. "
mooc  visualization  visual-thinking  literacy  information 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Unflattening — Nick Sousanis | Harvard University Press
"The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge."
book  publisher  visual  visual-thinking  perspective  philosophy 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Why do we love to organise knowledge into trees? - 07 April 2014 - New Scientist
"The Book of Trees: Visualizing branches of knowledge by Manuel Lima Published by: Princeton Architectural Press Price: $29.95"
book  review  visualization  visual-thinking  data  information  trees 
april 2014 by tsuomela
U B U W E B - Film & Video: John Berger - Ways of Seeing (1972)
"Ways of Seeing was a BBC television series consisting of visual essays that raise questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series gave rise to a later book of the same name written by John Berger. "
television  series  video  archive  visual-thinking  1970s  criticism 
march 2014 by tsuomela
Visual Strategies
"Welcome to the VISUAL STRATEGIES website, the “live” virtual extension of our book, VISUAL STRATEGIES, A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers. (Yale University Press, Spring 2012)."
book  website  visualization  visual-thinking  science  information  design  from delicious
september 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Diagrams and economic thought
"Economists since Walras, Pareto, and Marshall have found it useful to express their theories and hypotheses making use of two-axis diagrams, allowing for very economical formulation of fundamental relationships. Supply-demand curves, production functions, and a graph of diminishing marginal product all provide a way of making geometrical sense of a given economic principle or hypothesis. They allow us to visualize the relationships that are postulated among a set of factors."
book  review  diagram  visualization  visual-thinking  economics  history 
december 2010 by tsuomela
New Ways to Gauge the Finite Atmosphere - NYTimes.com
I recently became aware of fascinating efforts by  Adam Nieman to help society appreciate environmental challenges in fresh ways by visualizing volumes that are otherwise abstractions. In 2003 he created the image above, illustrating the volume of the world’s oceans and atmosphere (if the air were all at sea-level density) by rendering them as spheres sitting next to the Earth instead of spread out over its surface. To my eye, this helps powerfully convey the finite nature of these shared global assets.
environment  climate  climatology  visualization  visual-thinking  scale  global-warming 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Alan J. Rocke: Image and Reality
In Image and Reality, Alan Rocke focuses on the community of organic chemists in Germany to provide the basis for a fuller understanding of the nature of scientific creativity.

Arguing that visual mental images regularly assisted many of these scientists in thinking through old problems and new possibilities, Rocke uses a variety of sources... to investigate their ability to not only imagine the invisibly tiny atoms and molecules upon which they operated daily, but to build detailed and empirically based pictures of how all of the atoms in complicated molecules were interconnected. These portrayals of “chemical structures,” both as mental images and as paper tools, gradually became an accepted part of science during these years and are now regarded as one of the central defining features of chemistry. In telling this fascinating story... Rocke also suggests that imagistic thinking is often at the heart of creative thinking in all fields.
book  publisher  books:noted  chemistry  visual-thinking  19c  history  discovery  innovation  creativity  images  via:cshalizi 
june 2010 by tsuomela
The Culture of Diagram - John Bender and Michael Marrinan
The Culture of Diagram is about visual thinking. Exploring a terrain where words meet pictures and formulas meet figures, the book foregrounds diagrams as tools for blurring those boundaries to focus on the production of knowledge as process. It outlines a history of convergence among diverse streams of data in real-time: from eighteenth-century print media and the diagrammatic procedures in the pages of Diderot's Encyclopedia to the paintings of Jacques-Louis David and mathematical devices that reveal the unseen worlds of quantum physics. Central to the story is the process of correlation, which invites observers to participate by eliciting leaps of imagination to fill gaps in data, equations, or sensations
book  publisher  books:noted  via:cshalizi  diagram  cognitive-science  visual-thinking 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Diagrammatic Reasoning - The MIT Press
Diagrammatic reasoning—the understanding of concepts and ideas by the use of diagrams and imagery, as opposed to linguistic or algebraic representations—not only allows us to gain insight into the way we think, but is a potential base for constructing representations of diagrammatic information that can be stored and processed by computers.
book  publisher  books:noted  via:cshalizi  diagram  cognitive-science  visual-thinking 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Glimpse Journal
Glimpse is an interdisciplinary journal that examines the functions, processes, and effects of vision and its implications for being, knowing, and constructing our world(s). Each theme-focused issue features articles, visual essays, interviews, and reviews spanning the physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
journal  vision  design  sensation  perception  science  visual  visual-thinking  art 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Possible Positions on the Passage of Time - Soul Physics
Sketches of how time might be conceived. e.g. block - the past, present, and future all exist
philosophy  time  visual-thinking  visualization  picture  existence 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Innovation/Graphics — Internet Time Blog
Innovation often occurs at the intersections — of disciplines, of seemingly unrelated streams of knowledge. For example, this timeline mural depicts politics, business, culture, world events, philosophy and neuroscience. We see how events and ideas in the early 20th century build through the 1960s, converging in an apex of excitement/upheaval with revolutionary events in society (”The Sixties”), technology (Engelbart’s ‘68 demo, Arpanet,etc), philosophy (McLuhan/Bucky Fuller), culture (environmentalism/feminism/desegregation), business (Drucker).
innovation  history  timeline  visual-thinking  visualization  drawing  collaboration  people-dougenglebart 
november 2008 by tsuomela

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