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Title Data visualization in society / edited by Martin Engbretsen and Helen Kennedy.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Today we are witnessing an increased use of data visualization in society. Across domains such as work, education and the news, various forms of graphs, charts and maps are used to explain, convince and tell stories. In an era in which more and more data are produced and circulated digitally, and digital tools make visualization production increasingly accessible, it is important to study the conditions under which such visual texts are generated, disseminated and thought to be of societal benefit. This book is a contribution to the multi-disciplined and multi-faceted conversation concerning the forms, uses and roles of data visualization in society. Do data visualizations do 'good' or 'bad'? Do they promote understanding and engagement, or do they do ideological work, privileging certain views of the world over others? The contributions in the book engage with these core questions from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of tables -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword: The dawn of a philosophy of visualization -- 1. Introduction : The relationships between graphs, charts, maps and meanings, feelings, engagements -- 2. Ways of knowing with data visualizations -- 3. Inventorizing, situating, transforming : Social semiotics and data visualization -- 4. The political significance of data visualization: Four key perspectives 4. The political significance of data visualization: Four key perspectives -- 5. Rain on your radar : Engaging with weather data visualizations as part of everyday routines -- 6. Between automation and interpretation : Using data visualization in social media analytics companies -- 7. Accessibility of data visualizations : An overview of European statistics institutes -- 8. Evaluating data visualization : Broadening the measurements of success -- 9. Approaching data visualizations as interfaces : An empirical demonstration of how data are imag(in)ed -- 10. Visualizing data: A lived experience -- 11. Data visualization and transparency in the news -- 12. What is visual-numeric literacy, and how does it work? -- 13. Data visualization literacy: A feminist starting point -- 14. Is literacy what we need in an unequal data society? -- 15. Multimodal academic argument in data visualization -- 16. What we talk about when we talk about beautiful data visualizations -- 17. A multimodal perspective on data visualization -- 18. Exploring narrativity in data visualization in journalism -- 19. The data epic : Visualization practices for narrating life and death at a distance -- 20. What a line can say : Investigating the semiotic potential of the connecting line in data visualizations -- 21. Humanizing data through 'data comics' : An introduction to graphic medicine and graphic social science -- 22. Visualizing diversity: Data deficiencies and semiotic strategies -- 23. What is at stake in data visualization? A feminist critique of the rhetorical power of data visualizations in the media -- 24. The power of visualization choices: Different images of patterns in space -- 25. Making visible politically masked risks : Inspecting unconventional data visualization of the Southeast Asian haze -- 26. How interactive maps mobilize people in geoactivism -- Index
Subject Information visualization.
Information visualization -- Social aspects.
COMPUTERS / Data Visualization.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Engbretsen, Martin, editor.
Kennedy, Helen, editor.
Other Form: Print version: DATA VISUALIZATION IN SOCIETY. [Place of publication not identified] : AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PR, 2020 9463722904 (OCoLC)1129800853
ISBN 9789048543137 (electronic bk.)
9048543134 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000067149003

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