“Visualization slowly mutated from the description of human psychological processes to the larger terrain of rendering practices by machines, scientific instrumentation, and numeric measures. Most important, visualization came to define bringing that which is not already present into sight… Visualizations are about making the inhuman, that which is beyond or outside sensory recognition, relatable to the human being.”
…g, any more than movies are a sub-genre of live theater, or photography is a sub-genre of painting. Computer science has about as much to say about the medium of data visualization as photographic paper engineering has to say about Instagram. Computer science can be the technical underpinnings of dataviz, sometimes. Dataviz is the medium.