a collection of charts (categorized as graph, map, diagram, table & ‘other’) that are considered the most important, remarkable, meaningful or valuable in the lives of the 1,943 Cornell Faculty members.
the interesting project, called "Visualizing Meaning", aims to identify examples of information graphics from popular culture or professional publications that have impacted individual scholars. it also aims to capture a cross-section of contemporary thought in image form across disciplines.
my own 'most valuable' choice? remarkably, I need to say it is textual, but describing a visualization: William Gibson's description of cyberspace.