What is a data artist ? A few thoughts on data as a material for creation.

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In the 19th century in Europe appeared a new genre of poetry called symbolism. It was initially built as a reaction to naturalists and their vision considered too pragmatic and too rational of the world. The poets who joined this movement believed that poetry should be more abstract than descriptive. They thought that poems have to evoke emotions from sonorities. However their base material did not make it easy for them.

Unlike painters who use color pigments as base material, poets use words. Pigments can at best evoke ideas or memories, but they don’t mean anything. A word however does have a significance which is linked to reality through its meaning. The issue for poets is that this significance can change and fade away with time. …


Guillaume Meigniez

Data Visualization Developer and Designer working as a Front End Developer in Paris. http://www.guillaumemeigniez.me 🇫🇷

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