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IEEE InfoVis 2007 Art Exhibition

2007 | Curated by Golan Levin, Fernanda B. Viégas, and Ben Fry

IEEE InfoVis 2007 Art Exhibition

Golan Levin, Fernanda B. Viégas and Ben Fry co-curated the 2nd annual Art Exhibition for the IEEE InfoVis 2007 Conference in Sacramento, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The exhibited projects were:

  • Lipsticks (1993) by Stacy Greene
    Digital prints from 35mm negatives.
  • We Feel Fine (2006) by Jonathan Harris and Sepandar Kamvar
    Interactive software, networked PC.
  • Flags by Colour (2007) by Shahee Ilyas
    Prints from custom software.
  • Eventide (2004) by Cassandra C. Jones
    Looping DVD with plasma screen.
  • The Sheep Market (2007) by Aaron Koblin
    Prints from custom software.
  • Skymall Liberation (2007) by Evan Roth
    Prints from digital photographs.
  • ColorCode (2006) by Martin Wattenberg
    Interactive software, PC.

A binder documenting these artworks, excerpted from the InfoVis 2007 conference proceedings, is available here:
 [9.9 MB pdf] 


Exhibition Statement

Traditionally the tool of the statistician and engineer, information visualization has increasingly become a powerful new medium for artists and designers as well. Owing in part to the mainstreaming of computer graphics and the democratization of information sources on the Internet, this new cadre of creative researchers has discovered the possibility of visualization techniques to reveal thought-provoking but otherwise hidden narratives. Often using little more than home computers and widely available programming toolkits, artists and designers have taken material evidence into their own hands and expanded the conceptual horizons of information visualization as a mode of artistic practice and critical inquiry.

This exhibition examines the merging of artistic intention and visualization technique. We seek artworks that reveal information patterns in aesthetic, provocative and innovative ways. The goal of the exhibit is to prompt viewers towards greater introspection about what information is worth visualizing and why. 


Acknowledgements

The IEEE InfoVis 2007 Art Exhibition was made possible by a generous enabling grant from Yahoo! Corporation. The curators express their sincere gratitude to the Yahoo! yHaus Design Innovation Team; to the artists; to the 2007 IEEE InfoVis organizing committee; to Fran Flaherty of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art; and to student volunteer Jihyun Kim for their assistance in preparing this exhibition.


Additional Resources

Photographic documentation of the IEEE InfoVis 2007 Art Exhibition can be found in this Flickr photoset

Images (click to enlarge)

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