"Designers can access the entire bandwidth of human perception by investing data with weight, space, and texture. In doing so, they provide sensual experiences of communication, deliciously revealing the richness of complex datasets, so full of meaning and potential interpretations. This is the physical interface of analogy, well suited to the continuous and graduated sensations we dervice from our immediate environment."
Data visualizing and carving up the world.
After said lectures.
Small excerpt from diary.
Upon the courtyard at school I saw a lonely blue gummy bear. For a split second, I considered picking it up. Why did I think that? Was it to eat it? Thereby providing nourishment? Was it to kindle my mother nurturing instincts? Was I even perhaps thinking of saving the environment? That some poor bird named jezebel could consider it food and choke on little blue bear squish. Or was it my inner adrenalin junkie searching for the anti society taboo, taking a risk in consuming possibly infectious blue gummy bear? Did the gummy bear happen to look particularly appetizing because I hadn’t eaten breakfast, or because it was so alienated from the natural environment it needed to be collected? Was it? Well, was is it? Quite puzzled and confused as to why that all had even entered my mind. I left the blue lonely gummy bear to the pavement and vehicles of other students’ shoes.