In class during visualizations week, we focused to a great degree on the content of the viz, the value-add, the real reason for its rendering. But in section, we worked mostly on getting familiar with some data viz platforms. The students will carry these skills with them into their final projects and create visualizations that straddle nicely the gap between form and content, but for now they are strictly eye-candy.
Some Lev Manovich Imageplotting:
776 Van Goghs plotted Hue-Median (x) v. Saturation-Median (y)
Students noticed some potential trends, do you?
Van Gogh Again, 776 Again
Brightness-Median (x) v. Brightness-Median (y)
Manyeyes Tag Cloud of the screenplay of 12 Years a Slave