Posts Tagged ‘dataart’

Fundamentals of data viz

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

a useful resource on data visualization.
Most chapters discuss obvious things, but chapter 13, 14 is very useful. http://serialmentor.com/dataviz/

NPG 6591; Sir John Edward Sulston – Portrait – National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A great loss. A portrait open to future annotation & elaboration…!

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw57555/Sir-John-Edward-Sulston

A space oddity | 1843

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

A space oddity https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/a-space-oddity @TrevorPaglen’s art to show the hidden surveillance state & the shape of the corporate data mining “octopus” #DataArt

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

Monday, December 18th, 2017

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love
https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/12/09/style/dna-tattoos.html Putting some DNA into tattoo ink via @Everence_Life. But what of putting tattoos into non-functional DNA with CRISPR? Maybe next? HT @gamzeandgursoy

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Four years, a handful of dedicated colleagues and nearly a dozen patents later, Mr. Duffy has brought the idea to life with Everence, a product he and his partners hope will deepen bonds — in the most literal and physical way — between family, friends and loved ones. It is about as biologically intimate as one can get. Everence is a powdery substance synthesized from a sample of DNA, something as simple as a few thousand cells from a swab of a person’s inner cheek, or from cremated ashes. A small vial of Everence can be brought to a tattoo artist and added to any type of inks.
The result: A tattoo imbued with the DNA of another human being — or, if you prefer, a dog, cat or other furry friend.
In so doing, Mr. Duffy and Endeavor Life Sciences, his company, join the ranks of a winding list of biohackers, artists and technologists dabbling in the world of biogenic tattoo artistry. Many have mixed ash, hair or other material with inks to include organics in tattooing for years.
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Winds of change – Infographics

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Winds of change
https://www.Economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21580446-revolution-taking-place-how-visualise-information-winds-change Good quotes on #InfoGraphics: “Visualization is a continuous spectrum that stretches from statistical graphics to #dataart” + “Data journalism, the idea is that reporters must interrogate both people & databases…to get their information.”

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For that is what data-visualisations are: a blend of the aesthetic and informational. Having one without the other means producing something that is less useful and enjoyable than it might be, argues Nathan Yau, a statistician who runs a blog called FlowingData.com. Visualisation is a whole new medium, he writes in his new book, “Data Points”. It is a “continuous spectrum that stretches from statistical graphics to data art”.

“Data Points” is a useful primer for those who need to produce infographics. But for those who merely want to appreciate them, two other books fit the bill, both by Guardian journalists.

In recent years the London-based daily newspaper has promoted a new area called “data journalism”. The idea is that reporters must interrogate both people and databases in order to get their
information. Simon Rogers’s “Facts Are Sacred” is a review of the past few years’ worth of this data journalism on the paper’s website. It brings together some of its best projects and explains how they were done.
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YCBDS biomedical data images

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

One image has a cool story related to data visualization:

https://hi.stamen.com/turning-medical-data-into-artful-data-viz-8d0a27ca203b

Universe Baby Picture

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

http://www.jonathanfeldschuh.com/universe_baby_picture.htmhttp://www.jonathanfeldschuh.com/world_egg_exh.htm

National Museum of Mathematics

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

http://momath.org/

ET Modern (now closed)

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

https://goo.gl/m8zNPe

Aaron Koblin – Flight Patterns

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work/flightpatterns/

neat to see E coast go to sleep & wake with red-eyes at 6 am