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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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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.
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Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of tables -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword: The dawn of a philosophy of visualization / Alberto Cairo -- 1. Introduction : The relationships between graphs, charts, maps and meanings, feelings, engagements / Helen Kennedy and Martin Engebretsen -- 2. Ways of knowing with data visualizations / Jill Walker Rettberg -- 3. Inventorizing, situating, transforming : Social semiotics and data visualization / Giorgia Aiello -- 4. The political significance of data visualization: Four key perspectives / Torgeir Uberg Nærland -- 5. Rain on your radar : Engaging with weather data visualizations as part of everyday routines / Eef Masson and Karin van Es -- 6. Between automation and interpretation : Using data visualization in social media analytics companies / Salla-Maaria Laaksonen and Juho Pääkkönen -- 7. Accessibility of data visualizations : An overview of European statistics institutes / Mikael Snaprud and Andrea Velazquez -- 8. Evaluating data visualization : Broadening the measurements of success / Arran L. Ridley and Christopher Birchall -- 9. Approaching data visualizations as interfaces : An empirical demonstration of how data are imag(in)ed / Daniela van Geenen and Maranke Wieringa -- 10. Visualizing data: A lived experience / Jill Simpson -- 11. Data visualization and transparency in the news / Helen Kennedy, Wibke Weber and Martin Engebretsen -- 12. What is visual-numeric literacy, and how does it work? / Elise Seip Tønnessen -- 13. Data visualization literacy: A feminist starting point / Catherine D’Ignazio and Rahul Bhargava -- 14. Is literacy what we need in an unequal data society? / Lulu Pinney -- 15. Multimodal academic argument in data visualization / Arlene Archer and Travis Noakes -- 16. What we talk about when we talk about beautiful data visualizations / Sara Brinch -- 17. A multimodal perspective on data visualization / Tuomo Hiippala -- 18. Exploring narrativity in data visualization in journalism / Wibke Weber -- 19. The data epic : Visualization practices for narrating life and death at a distance / Jonathan Gray -- 20. What a line can say : Investigating the semiotic potential of the connecting line in data visualizations / Verena Elisabeth Lechner -- 21. Humanizing data through 'data comics' : An introduction to graphic medicine and graphic social science / Aria Alamalhodaei, Alexandra P. Alberda and Anna Feigenbaum -- 22. Visualizing diversity: Data deficiencies and semiotic strategies / John P. Wihbey, Sarah J. Jackson, Pedro M. Cruz and Brooke Foucault Welles -- 23. What is at stake in data visualization? A feminist critique of the rhetorical power of data visualizations in the media / Rosemary Lucy Hill -- 24. The power of visualization choices: Different images of patterns in space / Britta Ricker, Menno-Jan Kraak and Yuri Engelhardt -- 25. Making visible politically masked risks : Inspecting unconventional data visualization of the Southeast Asian haze / Anna Berti Suman -- 26. How interactive maps mobilize people in geoactivism / Miren Gutiérrez -- Index
Subject Information visualization.
Information visualization -- Social aspects.
COMPUTERS / Data Visualization.
Information visualization. (OCoLC)fst00973185
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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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