Book Exhibition IV

The Power of Visual Graphics - The Implement of Data Visualization

15/02/2017 - 14/06/2017
Library, 2nd Floor, Wui Chi Building, MPI

Living in the era of information explosion, we are continuously bombarded by information from Internet, social media etc. It is actually quite a big problem for us to decide whether we are able to absorb such type of gigantic data. A journalist, David McCandless and a Danish Physician Tor Norretranders had conducted an experiment of converting human sense organs into the concept of computer data, from which, they discovered that your sense of sight is the fastest. The eye is exquisitely sensitive to patterns in variations in color, shape and pattern. If you combine the language of the eye with the language of the mind, which is about words and numbers and concepts, you start speaking two languages simultaneously, each enhancing the other. So we can use this new kind of language, if you like, to alter our perspective or change our views.

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