Presentation Title

Data Stacks – Experiments in Art and Science

Faculty Mentor

Lucy HG Solomon

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

142

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to visualize scientific data and demonstrate science’s relationship to creative thinking, reinforcing how data visualization adds clarity to the concepts and make those more readily understandable to viewers. The Data Stacks is a stacked tower of modular exhibitions showcasing an array of researched topics. My work on the Data Stacks includes modeling and design of the exhibition structure, as well as visualization of themes combining science and art. The structure consists of whimsically arranged blocks forming a layered tower with many sides and surfaces designed to showcase a variety of data representations, including graphics and models as well as tactile surfaces characterizing data sets and scientific ideas.

One of these tactile surfaces describes the relationship of art and science, a relationship that is evident in and essential to data visualization. Data visualization is the process of translating datasets into visual media – it is an interpretation of science in the form of art. This often involves transforming clusters of numbers into simple and readily interpretable visuals which convey meaning almost instantaneously. In my work, I incorporate both graphic and physical representations to provide context for how art and science relate to one another. A felt board composed of geometric and interlocking shapes allows the viewer to intuitively ascribe significance to the interconnection between these disciples through interaction with the tactile visual. As an Arts and Technology and a Physics major, this relationship is something I think a lot about. Applying data visualization to the interplay between art and science, I hope to engage viewers in an accessible manner to the concepts I am exploring. Embedded in the Data Stacks, which will serve as a meeting point for science and art, this tactile artwork adds context and light to science’s profound study of the natural world.

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Nov 23rd, 8:45 AM Nov 23rd, 9:30 AM

Data Stacks – Experiments in Art and Science

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The purpose of this project is to visualize scientific data and demonstrate science’s relationship to creative thinking, reinforcing how data visualization adds clarity to the concepts and make those more readily understandable to viewers. The Data Stacks is a stacked tower of modular exhibitions showcasing an array of researched topics. My work on the Data Stacks includes modeling and design of the exhibition structure, as well as visualization of themes combining science and art. The structure consists of whimsically arranged blocks forming a layered tower with many sides and surfaces designed to showcase a variety of data representations, including graphics and models as well as tactile surfaces characterizing data sets and scientific ideas.

One of these tactile surfaces describes the relationship of art and science, a relationship that is evident in and essential to data visualization. Data visualization is the process of translating datasets into visual media – it is an interpretation of science in the form of art. This often involves transforming clusters of numbers into simple and readily interpretable visuals which convey meaning almost instantaneously. In my work, I incorporate both graphic and physical representations to provide context for how art and science relate to one another. A felt board composed of geometric and interlocking shapes allows the viewer to intuitively ascribe significance to the interconnection between these disciples through interaction with the tactile visual. As an Arts and Technology and a Physics major, this relationship is something I think a lot about. Applying data visualization to the interplay between art and science, I hope to engage viewers in an accessible manner to the concepts I am exploring. Embedded in the Data Stacks, which will serve as a meeting point for science and art, this tactile artwork adds context and light to science’s profound study of the natural world.