Curated By; Max Whitby

Max Whitby was another designer featuring in the Curated By conference. He discussed his methods and touched on different projects he had been involved in; – Biophilia – Corresponding app to Bjork’s “Biophilia” album – Book App – Elements – Liszt Sonata in B Minor App I looked into the first one because I was …


Curated By; Brendan Dawes

“MAKE WHAT YOU THINK IN ORDER TO EXPRESS IT” – Charles Holland “SHUT UP AND MAKE IT” – Brendan Dawes BRENDAN DAWES: – The computer as co-creator, celebrating the digital age. – GITHUB – download processing codes for processing – Data is raw material – Use music as data in processing, begin with a circle, …


Who & How? Stephen Malinowski

•Stephen Malinowski; Music Animation Machine American composer, pianist, educator, software engineer and inventor. He is most well known for his computer programme, “Music Animation Machine”. Uses a system of coloured horizontal lines to visualise the music.   I could change the length of the shapes depending on the type of note played, whether it is …


Who & How: Esteban Diacono

•Esteban Diacono; motion graphics Esteban Diacono; Let Yourself Feel A Motion Graphics designer from Argentina. Used two colour pallets to visually serrate strings and piano in the piece of music. The colours represent different moods; blues – melancholy, warmer reds and orange – hope and joy. He has worked in every field of visual communication, …


Who & How: George Crumb

•George Crumb; alternative notations of music American composer of contemporary music. He is a noted explorer of timbres and alternative forms of notation. Below you can see a distortion of the typical sheet music, based upon numerology or the result of graphic layout – usually symmetrical or cyclical structures. Above is George Crumbs “Agnus Dei”, …


TED & PBS Digital Studios


As extra research I decided to go back to the drawing board and look at a few of the TED Talks that we were shown earlier in the module. I came across a playlist of 10 videos all glorifying the use visual data.

The link is as follows;

Chris Jordan – Turning Powerful Stats into Art; by working with powerful stats and experimenting with scale, Jordan reinforces the story using scale as a shock factor. This approach is really effective and leaves the audience gripped.

I also used youtube to find further research, I came across this video that stresses the use  of data visualisation to clarify a narrative and present information. The link is below;

The Art of Data Visualisation; Featuring Edward Tufte, Julie Steele, Josh Smith, Jer Thorpe. Expresses the importance to challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in everyday information-infused lives.


By looking over these video’s it pushed me to understand that I must hook onto a specific topic in order to progress in my development. I have been struggling to pin-point a particular topic to expand on and develop, these video’s have reinforced the importance of this in order to progress. As a result, I now know i need to find a particular set of data and immerse myself in the topic to discover different ways of displaying it.