This is a page you should refer to for inspiration. I will continue to add resources as the quarter progresses.
• Accurat: an Italian data visualization, design, research, and innovation studio, see their Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/people/accurat/ and their website: https://www.accurat.it/
• AI Now Institute: an interdisciplinary research center (at NYU) dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence, https://ainowinstitute.org/
• Atelier Cartographique: a research lab hosted at SciencePo (Paris) that produces lots of interesting visualizations and maps. See their portfolio here (in French only): https://www.sciencespo.fr/cartographie/portfolio/
• Anatomy of an AI: their essay is part of the course reader. In any case, it is worth exploring their work: https://anatomyof.ai/
• Chartable (a blog created by the Datawrapper team). a specific post about Edward Tufte’s books https://blog.datawrapper.de/bookclub-tufte-review/. They also maintain a Book Club under the following category: https://blog.datawrapper.de/category/thoughts-how-to-s/
• Database design and Aesthetics: a transdisciplinary class that was cross-listed in Information Studies, Design Media Arts and Statistics and taught in Spring 2007: https://pages.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/blanchette/274/2007/index.html
• Data Matter: a collection of research material gathered by OMA (Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Sander Manse, Massimo Tenan) and includes selected works by students participating in “ADS8. Data Matter: Digital Networks, Data Centers and Post-Human Institutions” led by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Marina Otero Verzier with Kamil Dalkir at the Royal College of Arts in London. See below the attached PDF.
• Share Lab: https://labs.rs/en/ check out their fascinating collection of essays at the intersection of data visualizations, politics and sociology. They collaborated with Kate Crawford around The Anatomy of an AI project (i.e., https://anatomyof.ai/)
Barabási lab and WonderNet
Lauren Lee McCarthy
Alongside our preferred design applications (i.e., InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), we are going to tap into the following list of applications.
Mapping (locally, on your computer)
Diagrams, charts, tables (online)
Generative (locally, on your computer):
In the past 20 years, the world has been witnessing an explosion of data production of a rather dizzying magnitude.
the “Great Acceleration” is
of the Anthropocene,
this new epoch in which humans are the primary geological agents,
got us in the “Zettabyte Era”
in the 2000s
the most telling marker of
fact, digitization is an accelerator of the acceleration: it has
considerably reduced the distance between things near and far,
while making pretty anything a click away, that is, readily
and foremost hinge
avalanche of digital
is what allows us to locate and produce meaning
other words, our day and age is the perfect time to have a
conversation around the impact of digital technology on the
wayfarers of a
landscape torn between technological hyper-description and ecological
demystify the purported immateriality of our digital systems.