Data visualization as cultural phenomenon

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

In 1979, Joy Division released their album Unknown Pleasures, and the cover was an image of readings from a pulsar. That image grew into a cultural phenomenon. With the kick off of the new Visualized conference in New York, this short video explores the growth of the icon. [Thanks, Eric]


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