Information visualization and the arts-science-social science interface

James L. Bown, Kenneth Fee, Adam T. Sampson, Mark Shovman, Ruth E. Falconer, Alexey Goltsov, John P. Issacs, Paul Robertson, Kenneth C. Scott-Brown, Andrea Szymkowiak

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In a world of ever-increasing and newly discovered complexities, and rapidly expanding data sets describing man-made and natural phenomena, information visualization offers a means of structuring and enabling interpretation of these data in the context of that complexity. Advances in graphics hardware, art asset pipelines and parallelized computational platforms offer unprecedented potential. However, harnessing this potential to good effect is challenging and requires the integration of skills from the arts and social sciences to support scientific endeavor in the physical and life sciences. Here, we consider those skills and describe four case studies that highlight interoperation among disciplines at this arts-science-social science interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the First International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia
Subtitle of host publicationIITM 10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450304085
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Computer arts
  • Graphics
  • Visual analytics
  • Immersion
  • Serious games
  • Complex systems


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