There is a reciprocal relationship between art and visualization research — New media artists redefine the way that we view science and information, while experts in science, medicine, informatics, and visualization impact art practice through new ideas, technologies, and collaborations. The IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program, or VISAP, showcases high-quality artwork and research that demonstrates and investigates the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through an art show that runs concurrently with the IEEE 2013 VIS conference and a dedicated papers track, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields.
The theme for this year's arts program is Art+Experiment. Visualization research encompasses not only data representation, but also the development of interaction techniques, explorations of display aesthetics, and examinations of applied perception. Increasingly, empirical justification for new visualization techniques is derived through well-designed experiments. And in fact, much recent research is concerned with the creation, implementation, replication, and evaluation of user studies in order to propel the fields of information and scientific visualization. At the same time, the new media arts community is interested in the creative possibilities offered by new technologies and new techniques, but also in developing new methods and presentations to explore and question their cultural meaning and impact.
What does it mean for an art installation to produce experimental results? Could an artwork be expressive, challenging, and conceptual, yet simultaneously rigorous, practical, and empirical? We invite artists and researchers to think about the connections and chasms between art and research, and to explore the nature of experimental design and creative experimentation.
XEPA, Philip Galanter
Thermal Image, Barry Moon and Hilary Harp
Cloud Bridge, Qian Liu and Yoon Chung Han
TYPE+CODE II, Yeohyun Ahn
TweetProbe, Byungkyu Kang, George Legrady, and Tobias Hollerer
EMC (Emergent Mind of City) 2 and Qualia Landscapes, A.M. & BiKE Lab (EMC 2); Jeong Han Kim (Qualia Landscapes). The A.M. (Art of Mind) artist group is Jeong Han Kim, Hyun Jean Lee, and Jung-Do Kim. The BiKE Lab (Biomedical Knowledge Engineering Lab at Seoul National University) is Hong-Gee Kim and Jin Hyun Ahn.
VICISS, kEiTH Soo
Spirograph Designs, Ye Lin and Romain Vuillemot
Salton Sea Revisited, Xarene Eskandar
Time Giver, Yuan-Yi Fan, F. Myles Sciotto and JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
Art+Experiment: Introducing the IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program, Angus Forbes and Lauren Thorson
DataRemix: Designing The Datamade Through ArtScience Collaboration, Ruth West, Roger Malina, John Lewis, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Alejandro Borsani, Brian Merlo, and Lifan Wang
Medieval Information Visualization, Francis T. Marchese
Parallel-Coordinates Art, Julian Heinrich and Daniel Weiskopf
TweetProbe: A Real-Time Microblog Stream Visualization Framework, Byungkyu Kang, George Legrady, and Tobias Hollerer
Spirograph Designs for Ambient Display of Tweets, Ye Lin and Romain Vuillemot
Art - Science - Visualization Collaborations: Examining the Spectrum, Francesca Samsel
Art and Science as Creative Catalysts, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen, Matt Adcock, Jay Bradley, Matthew Morell, and David R. Lovell
Salton Sea Revisited: An Aesthetic Study of Realtime Lapse, Xarene Eskander
TYPE + CODE II: A Code Driven Typography, Yeohyun Ahn and Ge Jin
Time Giver: An Installation of Collective Expression using Mobile PPG and EEG in the AlloSphere, Yuan-Yi Fan, F. Myles Sciotto, and JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
Example of citing a paper in the Proceedings:
R. West, R. Malina, J. Lewis, S. Gresham-Lancaster, A. Borsani, B. Merlo, and L. Wang. Dataremix: Designing the datamade through artscience collaboration. In Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013.
Citing the entire Art Show Catalog:
A. G. Forbes and L. Thorson, editors. The IEEE VIS 2013 Art Show Catalog. IEEE, 2013.
Example of citing an artist in Art Show Catalog:
X. Eskandar. Salton Sea Revisited. In A. G. Forbes and L. Thorson, editors. The IEEE VIS 2013 Art Show Catalog, pages 20-21. IEEE, 2013.
Angus Forbes, University of Arizona
Lauren Thorson, University of Iowa