Saturday, February 13, 2010
Monday, February 15 will be a furlough day for Ryan, therefor we will not be meeting for class. We will be meeting as usual on Wednesday, and everyone should have read Lev Manovich's essay on data visualization and made a post to your blog in response.
One point that I would like everyone to consider is Manovich's assertion that data-visualization as art is a fundamental shift from a romantic conception of the sublime. He even goes so far as to say that "the desire to take what normally falls outside of the scale of human senses and make (it) visible and manageable aligns data visualization art with modern science." One conclusion that Manovich arrives at is that art should "make the method out of irrationality" rather than trying to overemphasize the rational and objective. How does this claim relate to your own ideas about making and appreciating art?Check out some of the links under Day 8 on the calendar to see some of the works Manovich discusses as well as other related works.
* Also remember that your team needs to have produced a finalized video document of your paper prototype (uploaded to the web - e.g. archive.org, youtube, vimeo).
For those that are interested in faculty and student responses to the mandatory furlough and other responses to the economic situation, there will be an open discussion at the YMCA, Latzer Hall, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., which is where I will be during our normal class meeting time.
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