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Data Art on Infosthetics

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Ian Forrester Ian Forrester | 17:51 UK time, Thursday, 22 April 2010



Infosthetics.com is the place online for all types of data visual inspiration. Great to see the guys from Data Art getting a well deserved mention. Also worth noting there is also a BBC programme called The Beauty of Maps: Seeing the Art in Cartography, which is wonderful in HD.

Based on the developer network BBC Backstage, the learning project titled "DataArt" [bbc.co.uk] aims to introduce people to the power of information visualisation as a contemporary media form of increasing importance (somehow sounds familiar?). The project will publish a series of data visualizations, focused principally on BBC data sources but potentially cross-referenced with other publicly available data. In practice, this means the BBC will provide tools, tutorials, example computer code one can download and modify, and access to copyright free data sources.

BBC Learning recognises that the interpretation of open data is an increasingly important skill for us all and expects the site will appeal to audiences interested in data visualization in general, digital art and design, those interested in the BBC and those looking at data visualization from an educational perspective.


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