Place: Medialab Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid
International symposium and advanced production workshop around data visualization.
Visualizar is a Medialab Prado project directed by José Luis de Vicente. With the collaboration of Fundación Madri+d for knowledge.
> Visualizar'07: Project Showcase (12.04.07 - 02.24.08)
Data visualization is a transversal discipline which harnesses the immense power of visual communication in order to explain, in an understandable manner, the relationships of meaning, cause and dependency which can be found among the great abstract masses of information generated by scientific and social processes. Born in the scientific field a couple of decades ago, the infovis, or datavis combines the strategies and techniques of statistics, graphic and interactive design, and computational analysis, in order to create a new model of communication, more adequate and revealing of the current age of complexity. (+info about data visualization)
The Visualizar project is an open and participative research project which will take shape through a series of activities that, on the basis of reflection and theoretical dissemination, will gradually be oriented toward the production and public presentation of new projects.
The project will get underway with a two-day conference held in November 12th and 13th 2007 with presentations by invited researchers, artists and designers and communications selected in an open selection process. The projects to be developed during the production workshop that took place during the two weeks immediately following the event. Also, Alberto Cairo, Adrian Holovaty and Staffan Landin participated in the Data Visualization Applied to Communication Seminary that took place on November 23rd.
This workshop for the development of projects and open space that worked as a meeting point for authors, collaborators and teachers, professors and international leading figures of data visualization, that helped developing the ten projects that are now on display on the Advanced Project Production Workshop Showcase
Enter Visualizar Forum
Visualizar: trazando una estética de los datos. Talk by José Luis de Vicente, March 2007.