The topic of visualization made us access a basic instinct we use everyday, visualizing. While looking through the readings I found the article “what does 200 calories look like?” which really resonated with me due to my keen interest in nutrition and fitness. I responded with this article because of its content which helped explain the topic of visualization in a way that was easily understandable. From this article i looked around for ways that information can be re-told to consumers in a way that is interesting and new and can allow the public to interact with them more than they would with writing on paper.

I found this video on youtube that showed a range of temperature’s through an interesting viual tool.

 

Resource List:

Arnell, Timo (2006) ‘the dashed line in use’, <http://www.nearfield.org/2006/09/the-dashed-line-in-use>

Crucial: spend a bit of time on looking at the information graphics on <http://infosthetics.com/> and some VJing, <http://www.diigo.com/user/andersand/vjing>

This is a great example of very technically easy but effective information graphic. <http://infosthetics.com/archives/2007/01/how_does_200_calories_look_like.html>

Oilchange International <http://dirtyenergymoney.com/>

and just because it is wonderful: look at Edward’s Tufte’s poster on power point. <http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/powerpoint>

Plato (n.d.) on ‘art and illusion’ in ‘a snippet of a dialogue: Theodorus – Theaetetus – Socrates – an Eleatic stranger’ from Sophist, <http://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/plato/plato-sophist.asp?pg=34>

Debord, Guy (n.d.) Unity and Division Within Appearances’, The Society of the Spectacle <http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/debord/3.htm> [read parts 54-61]

Editors and Friedberg, Anne (2007) ‘The Virtual Window Interactive’ Vectors, 2(2) <http://www.vectorsjournal.org/index.php?page=7&projectId=79> [The evolving regimes of window vision—read ‘Editor’s introduction’ and then view the project]

Gates, Carrie (2009) ‘Vague Terrain 09: Rise of the VJ’, <http://vagueterrain.net/journal09>

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