Lisa Jevbratt on the Sublime in Data Visualization

Posted to Quotes  |  Nathan Yau

We look up at the starry sky and we sense a fear of not comprehending and being engulfed, a fear of the unknown, and simultaneously we experience a longing for the inaccessible, impenetrable darkness.

Lisa Jevbratt. The Prospect of the Sublime in Data Visualization. 2004.

1 Comment

  • Hi Nathan,

    You may have seen it already, but Warren Sack’s essay “Aesthetics of Information Visualization” discusses the sublime (and uncanny) in infovis as well.

    Cheers,

    -mike

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