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Thursday, May 30
Data Science's X-Factor
Thu, May 30, 1:30 PM - 3:05 PM
Regency Ballroom C

Data Physicalizations: Where Art, Data, and Domain Applications Combine (305072)

*Katherine M. Kinnaird, Smith College 

Keywords: data visualization, education, art, undergraduate

With the rise of data science both in our daily lives and in educational spheres, there has been an increased focus on crafting compelling two-dimensional, computer-generated data visualizations. In this talk, we will explore data physicalizations, or three-dimensional artistic data installations. These physicalizations are built using traditional data science techniques and methods along with artistic considerations. By installing these data physicalizations publicly, people can come into casual contact and exploration of data in an unexpected way. This talk will highlight undergraduate student work and will share lessons learned by guiding over 3 semesters of student groups through the process of building these physicalizations.