I am excited about the assignment in Visualizing Data for the next two weeks because it is working with ‘real’ data; that is, data that someone (a scientist) worked really hard to capture, and cares about. There is something really nice about displaying data for someone where your work could actually help them see their work in a new light.
This data set is theoretically smaller than, say, and mp3, but parsing though it is not straightforward and provides for some flexibility–which is also interesting. I plan, although, to present the data in a simple, plain manner… just making it reactive and hopefully clear.
The image above is my ‘image-ization’ of what I plan to execute in code next week… all the data displayed at once, but the user chooses what to highlight and examine.
ALSO this week I have a few links of visualizations I really love, the first is Nick Lobo’s physical data sculptures which are beautiful. LINK
and next is Peter Cho’s ‘Takeluma’ installation. LINK