Data art - not just pretty pictures
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 9:56a.m.
Data art is a way of visually displaying huge amounts of information in a way that adds meaning and makes it more accessible.
Essentially it helps people take control of the information around them and the New York Times' data artist in residence, Jer Thorpe, spoke to Firstline this morning.
He's been speaking at Microsoft's Tech Ed conference in Auckland, and says his role can reveal some interesting worldwide trends.
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