Inspired by Tristan Tzara’s DaDa poetry, in which the words of a newspaper article are randomly reassembled to create an original poem, DaDa Visualisation is a whimsical interactive artwork producing dynamic generative visualisations based on a catalogue of poems. This paper outlines the work and examines the key issues and ideas to which it responds. It defines data visualisation as a lens that is increasingly applied to all aspects of our lives, and while typically heralded as a revelatory scientific instrument it shows data-vis as a creative cultural form. Fundamentally, DaDa Visualisation is an irreverent celebration of our fascination with data and data graphics but also provides a valuable critical perspective, reminding us that data visualisations are neither benign nor impartial but the product of authorial agency.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium of Electronic Art|
|Subtitle of host publication||Disruption|
|Editors||Thecla Schiphorst, Philippe Pasquier|
|Place of Publication||Vancouver, Canada|
|Publisher||International Symposium of Electronic Art|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2015 - Vancouver, Canada|
Duration: 14 Aug 2015 → 19 Aug 2015
|Name||International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA2015]|
|Conference||21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2015|
|Period||14/08/15 → 19/08/15|
HINCHCLIFFE, G. (2015). DaDa Visualisation. In T. Schiphorst, & P. Pasquier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium of Electronic Art: Disruption (Vol. 21, pp. 1-4). (International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA2015]; Vol. 21). Vancouver, Canada: International Symposium of Electronic Art.