Mapping Light: Data Impressionism

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Using a practical investigation as a sample case study, this paper outlines an initial investigation into the visualization of people’s experiences within a city space. Highlighting the shortcomings of conventional data visualization approaches, it presents an argument for the use of light as a useful metaphor for mapping and connecting emotion with place. Inspired by the impressionistic painters, and their use of light as a means to capture the sense or mood of a scene, the project advocates light as a possible way to develop a kind of ‘data impressionistic’ approach for visualizing the data-informed mood of a location. The paper outlines the on-going practical project work and prototypes, and looks forward to future opportunities and project developments during the next phases of work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2019)
Subtitle of host publication22-28 June 2019, Gwangju, Korea
EditorsJuyong Park, Juhan Nam, Jin Wan Park
Place of PublicationGwangju, Korea
PublisherISEA International
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9791187275060
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Electronic Art 2019 - Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 22 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Electronic Art 2019
Abbreviated titleISEA 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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