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Data Stories: Interactive Data and Data as Art

Creating interactive visualizations in the real world, using recursive shapes to explore patterns, and the art within pi.

 

Visualizations in the Real World

Visual News 

‎Have you ever created a visualization that doesn’t live on a screen? This article collects examples of real-world visualizations that straddle the line between data collection and art.

 

Explore Recursive Space

Recursive Drawing

Create your own patterns with this experimental interface created for a thesis project. You can drag and resize simple shapes, and then use the compound shape you created as a solid piece. Dragging a created shape onto itself creates a fractal pattern. Make sure you take a look at the instructions (either text or video) for more options.

 

Numbers into Art

Visual Cinnamon

Here’s an unconventional way to look at a number; this data visualization designer turned the digits of pi into a series of colorful designs.

 

About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her at lstares@tdwi.org.


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