Inspired by Lev Manovich's definition of "information aesthetics", this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways. Since its conception in December 2004, several other terms have been introduced within the academic world for similar phenomena, ranging from 'Information Aesthetic Visualization' over 'Casual Information Visualization' to 'Artistic Data Visualization'.
Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, a Senior Lecturer at the Design Lab at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests include data visualization and visual design, from traditional screen-based interfaces, over "media architecture", to more explorative, artistic and wearable applications. His teaching comprises interaction design, physical/wearable computing and 3D real-time multimedia.
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