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Connections & Background

dataesthetics goes beyond a “design system” or style, but that paradigm can provide useful design strategies for new media based presentation of information.  Its crucial we recognize a distinction between graphic and visual design and  dataesthetics: new media uses more channels, and the best products invite modification and re-purposing.  Our best tools suggest and support […]

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A Rationale for Database Driven Design & Dataesthetics – a sidenote

One obvious matter in this discussion: Who really needs another philosophical or artistic movement?  In our cut and paste world, it would seem to make more sense to adopt ad hoc strategies that fit current needs than any over-stretched construct.  Upon examination it’s easy to see that dataesthetics presumes the existence of many valid paradigms, […]

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Dataesthetic Design Today

We live in a culture that fully, if unconsciously, reflects our primary tools in our images, products and ideas.  Our politicians reflexively deliver messages with powerfully plastic meaning.  Our entertainment is created and delivered by database.  Our houses, cars and iPods are pseudo-customized and fully modular in form and function.  dataesthetics is no longer a […]

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Emergent Aesthetics of Data

We don’t have to look far to find examples of an emerging aesthetic.  New representational techniques are everywhere.  Celebrity playlists at the iTunes music store are one example.  Applications like Acid and Garageband are examples of database-driven music/sound.  Modernist techniques are fashionable because they rely upon an industrial plug-n-play paradigm from which the basic qualities […]

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Dataesthetic – A Fresh Perspective on Aesthetics and Cultural Change

Definition: dataesthetic da·ta n (takes a singular or plural verb) information, often in the form of facts or figures obtained from experiments or surveys, used as a basis for making calculations or drawing conclusions (n) information, for example, numbers, text, images, and sounds, in a form that is suitable for storage in or processing by […]

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