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Visual complexity : mapping patterns of information

Visual complexity : mapping patterns of information

Author: Manuel Lima
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and interactivity to clarify, and often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lima, Manuel.
Visual Complexity : Mapping Patterns of Information.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2011
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Lima
ISBN: 9781568989365 1568989369 9781616892197 1616892196
OCLC Number: 664674853
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lev Manovich --
The tree of life. Sacred trees ; Trees of knowledge ; The end of an era --
From trees to networks. Planning a city ; Neural landscape ; Ubiquitous datasphere ; Social collaboration ; Classifying information ; Ordering nature ; Network thinking --
Decoding networks. The birth of network science ; Psychological geography ; The cartography of networks ; Principles of network visualization --
Infinite interconnectedness. Blogosphere ; Citations ; ; Donations ; Email ; Internet ; Literature ; Music ; News ; Proteins ; Terrorism ; Trajectories ; Twitter ; Wikipedia --
The syntax of a new language. Arc diagram ; Area grouping ; Centralized burst ; Centralized ring ; Circled globe ; Circular ties ; Elliptical implosion ; Flow chart ; Organic rhizome ; Radial convergence ; Radial implosion ; Ramifications ; Scaling circles ; Segmented radial convergence ; Sphere --
Complex beauty. Holism ; Complexity encoding ; Ordered complexity ; Networkism --
Looking a ahead. Seeing the world in data / Nathan Yau ; The fall and rise of ambient visualization / Andrew Vande Moere ; Cybernetics revisited : toward a collective intelligence / Christopher Kirwan ; Reflexive ecologies : visualizing priorities / David McConville.
Other Titles: Mapping patterns of information
Responsibility: Manuel Lima.


This book analyses, collects and presents some of the most interesting examples of information graphics in a single volume. Never before have we felt so strongly the notion of living in a highly  Read more...


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