About the Information Aesthetics Weblog

Inspired by Lev Manovich's definition of "information aesthetics", this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways. Since its conception in December 2004, several other terms have been introduced within the academic world for similar phenomena, ranging from 'Information Aesthetic Visualization' (PDF) over 'Casual Information Visualization' (PDF) to 'Artistic Data Visualization' (PDF).


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Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, an Associate Professor at KU Leuven university, Belgium. His research interests merge the representation of information and explorative, creative design, such as in the fields of data visualization, mapping, interaction design, media architecture, urban computing and digital fabrication.