ilteris kaplan blog

The Dumpster

February 16, 2006

I have been looking through The Dumpster at Tate’s site and I saw Lev Manovich’s article about this project and it was interesting for me, maybe for you guys too.

I think the article itself is important as how it tells data-representation-visualization as not merely simple representation but also revealing the details that is hiding inside of the data and how we/as users/ all interested could be a great clue of how data visualization is important in our lives. We can see a similar approach at the Seattle Public Library where 6 LCD screens on glass wall were built to show the visualization of data circulation of the library items. Making visible the invisible.

For Noah Wardrip-Fruin and which I totally agree, the main difference of these projects that draws the line between them and a simple visualization is their outcome spits an idea rather than flying numbers or texts.

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