Data or Art?

“Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance III” (1952) by Ellsworth Kelly

I stumbled upon this really neat post on Jim Davenport‘s blog, If We Assume: Data or Art?

Us scientists now have so many tools at our disposal to visualize data in new and interesting ways. While box and whisker plots may never go out of style, check out some of the sites below to find fascinating graphs, plots, charts, and more.

From Gong et al. (2011) PNAS


Wired magazine: Data as Art: 10 Striking Science Maps

The sub-reddit “Data is Beautiful”

This all-time classic talk from Hans Rosling, “Stats that reshape your worldview”

Information is Beautiful makes some very nice infographics that are pleasing to the eye

Data is beautiful on twitter

Do you have any other resources for finding beautiful, beautiful data visualization? Send ’em my way.

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