What is Data Art? Can a spreadsheet be transformed into a beautiful, emotional visualization able to communicate knowledge/information more deeply than either the dry spreadsheet, or the traditional charts we use on a daily basis? What additional insight can these complex visualizations provide?
Inspired by data visualization and creative coding, we will discuss their main differences as we dwell on interesting (and entertaining) data science research projects such as biodiversity, the strength of collaboration, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Wikipedia and the Star Wars expanded universe.
This seminar will show that Data Art can be used as a new communication medium to tell impactful insightful stories and analyses by connecting scientific rigor with creativity.