The Social Life of Visualizations
Speaker: Martin Wattenberg, IBM Watson Research Center
Date: Friday, November 4 2005
Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Location: Patil Seminar Room (32-G449)
Host: Jaime Teevan, CSAIL
Contact: Jaime Teevan, 617/253-1611, firstname.lastname@example.orgRelevant URL:
Visualization is often viewed as an efficient way of getting information out of a database and into an individual's head. I argue that the value of many visualizations derives instead from their position in social systems involving two or more people. Through a series of examples from both science and art, I will discuss how this viewpoint leads to new directions, questions and design principles.