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In my last series of blog articles, I got into some very nitty gritty and theoretical discussions about the mechanics that underly creating visualizations. To move in a very different direction, my next series of articles will be about the aesthetics of visualizations, and how they support telling the story of data.

To prime the pump for this, here are some beautiful visualizations, and thoughts on data art:

Dynamic data visualizations (video): Animation plus music packs an aesthetic punch!

Visual Cinnamon – Spectactular visualizations by a data artist.

ReForm | Data Becomes Art in Immersive Visualizations: short video about video artists (little bit of swearing : )

A list of stellar data visualizations (2018)

Post Author: Jen Schellinck

Jen Schellinck is the principal of Sysabee and an adjunct professor at Carleton's Institute of Cognitive Science. She founded Sysabee in 2012 with the goal of taking analysis techniques from machine learning and systems modeling and making these available to organizations who are seeking to gain the benefits of technology supported analysis and decision making. For each project, she draws from a pool of expert consultants to create a team customized to the specific needs of the project. She is also the founding member of the Data Science Experts Group, an association of data professionals that build flexible, customized solutions for data-driven companies and organizations. She remains an active participant in academic research via Carleton’s Cognitive Modeling Lab.