Sunday, November 19, 2006

Visualizing Meaning

Visualizing Meaning project aims to identify examples of information graphics from popular culture or professional publications that have impacted individual scholars. “All 1,943 Cornell Faculty were asked to respond to the following question: Of the many charts (graph, map, diagram, table and ‘other’) you have seen in your life, which has been the most important, remarkable, meaningful or valuable?”

On the archival paper provided, they were asked to create a copy of the chart and in the remaining space annotate notable attribute of the data and the image, describe what they remembered about first seeing this image and comment on why they chose this image.

Daina Taimina - Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Malott Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Jane Wang - free falling paper

Boxing day Tsunami

Poppy McLeod

Frank Brown

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