About this Blogsphere:This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere
April 16, 2020
Artist digitally creates books on a shelf to reveal a hidden coronavirus message
See also: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8218703/Artist-digitally-creates-books-shelf-reveal-hidden-coronavirus-message.html
November 22, 2015
October 18, 2015
"The words and images speak for themselves and succeed on their own terms" in Unflattening by Nick Sousanis
A Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form:
"The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge."
"Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. "
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press (April 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674744438
- Table of Contents
- 1. Flatness
- Interlude: Flatland
- 2. The Importance of Seeing Double and Then Some
- 3. The Shape of Our Thoughts
- 4. Our Bodies in Motion
- 5. The Fifth Dimension
- 6. Ruts
- Interlude: Strings Attached
- 7. Vectors
- 8. Awaking
- Early Sketches
February 16, 2015
It’s every book lover’s dream to have an in-house library, and we’ve rounded up a few dozen beautiful bookshelf ideas to inspire your own! ... Much more http://media.bookbub.com/blog/2015/01/21/21-awesome-bookshelf-ideas
August 17, 2014
Jill Walker Rettberg’s Visualizing Networks of Electronic Literature maps the fragmentary and dynamic field of electronic literature by analyzing citations in 44 doctoral dissertations published between 2002 and 2013. Applying “distant reading” strategies to the ELMCIP Knowledge Base, Rettberg identifies key works in the field, shifting genres, and changing approaches to scholarship.
June 08, 2014
You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons
By Tom Gauld -- Tom Gauld lives in London. His comics frequently appear in The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Believer. He has designed a number of book covers.
Which color dominates in your library? (cartoon)
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