Marcin Ignac at Eyeo 2017
| From Abstraction to Realism and Back |
Data visualization is about re-representing the real world through data; abstracting the complex and incomprehensible. On the other hand a big part of my work is about generative systems and computer graphics where we go in the opposite direction. We start with the basic primitives: points, lines, triangles; and combine them together with more and more sophisticated rendering algorithms in order to mimic the reality.
This talk explores that contrast and how it influences my work at Variable studio while moving fluently between both ends of the spectrum constantly changing levels of abstraction. Does data have a shape? Or is it a place we can visit? Is data art just a gimmick? What are the risks of reducing a person to just a data point? And more…