Ways of Seeing
June 12, 2008
Noah and I wrote this piece for the new issue of Contagious about visualisations.
It's called Ways of Seeing [this is a reference to an awesome book that my mate Paul lent me that I never gave back called Ways of Seeing. It came out in 1972, was based on a BBC television series of the same name and is amazing: a discourse about the the inherent ideologies embedded in visual imagery.]
In the piece we look at a bunch of interesting data visualisations and quote a blog post by Ed Cotton: in a data driven world, infographics are the new art
and go on to suggest that visualisations are only going to become more prevalent and interesting as more and more data and metadata is generated by every digital interaction:
in a data driven world, infographics are the new art
In a world increasingly saturated with data, we will all need to develop new ways of seeing.
You can download the whole thing here.