The artist Sébastien Délire offers a strong example of infoviz as an art subject. In a recent exhibit, his piece entitled Counter [sebastiendelire.com] was just that: a counter. It displayed the number of visitors passing through the exhibit as a digital number. His piece entitled Graph, slightly more complex, showed a bar chart that represented the number of visitors in attendance each day. Both pieces were modified in real time. Two strong ideas are portrayed here: first, data exists because we look at it, and second, the viewer changes the data just by looking at it. We should always remember that we are part of the data we are representing.
Martin Ouellette is President and Creative Director of Provokat, one of Canada's leading digital adveritsing agencies. For him, infoviz is more than a simple discipline, it's a culture phenomenon.