[iDC] Theories of Information Visualization

Anna Munster a.munster at unsw.edu.au
Wed Jan 13 04:50:30 UTC 2010

The question is:
do you want a straight course on 'how does data get visualized'?
or do you want something that critically examines what it means to visualize (or for that matter sonify), data?

I would imagine probably a bit of both....

This is a good overall text:
Richard Wright 'Data Visualisation' in M. Fuller ed. Software Studies: A lexicon (MIT Press, 2008)
Also you'll find some sections within this:
N. K. Hayles (1990) Chaos Bound, Ithaca: Cornell University Press (around pp160ff)  

I would also recommend this website which talks about Mitchell Whitelaw's (Sean's recommendation) recent work doing interactive visualisations at the National Screen and Sound Archives in Australia...

I am in the process of writing a segment of my course on Digital Theory and Aesthetics on information visualisation and sonification...let's stay in touch! I'd be happy to send you a course outline in about a month when it's finished

A/Prof. Anna Munster
Deputy Director Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics
School of Art History and Art Education
College of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 259
NSW 2021
612 9385 0741 (tel)
612 9385 0615(fax)
a.munster at unsw.edu.au
From: idc-bounces at mailman.thing.net [idc-bounces at mailman.thing.net] On Behalf Of Alan Sondheim [sondheim at panix.com]
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One excellent book is Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin, Atlas of Cyberspace -
2001, but absolutely amazing. Dodge has charged the Net for years and

- Alan

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