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Visualization, Semantics, and Aesthetics
Wednesday,15 August
4:15 - 6 pm
Petree Hall D

If visualization makes data meaningful to humans, what role does aesthetics play in this process? There is pleasure in putting the unknown and the unknowable into language, and tension between the precision of code and the abstraction and manipulation of art making. Visualizations are powerful images, beautiful in their own right. Some evoke erotic delight, others a sense of awe. Where do the aesthetics of visualization intersect with current design and art making? This panel integrates computational linguistics, mathematics, software design, and art.

Sara Diamond
The Banff Centre for the Arts

Sheelagh Carpendale
University of Calgary

Sara Diamond
The Banff Centre for the Arts

Victoria Interrante
University of Minnesota

Jason Lewis
Arts Alliance Laboratories

Joshua Portway
Real World

David Sless
Communication Research Institute of Australia

Sha Xin-Wei
Georgia Institute of Technology