Data Visualization in Society

by Martin Engebretsen, Helen Kennedy

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Book Description

Today we are witnessing an increased use of data visualization in society. Across domains such as work, education and the news, various forms of graphs, charts and maps are used to explain, convince and tell stories. In an era in which more and more data are produced and circulated digitally, and digital tools make visualization production increasingly accessible, it is important to study the conditions under which such visual texts are generated, disseminated and thought to be of societal benefit. This book is a contribution to the multi-disciplined and multi-faceted conversation concerning the forms, uses and roles of data visualization in society. Do data visualizations do 'good' or 'bad'? Do they promote understanding and engagement, or do they do ideological work, privileging certain views of the world over others? The contributions in the book engage with these core questions from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction: The relationships between graphs, charts, maps and meanings, feelings, engagements
Chapter 2
Ways of knowing with data visualizations
Chapter 3
Inventorizing, situating, transforming: Social semiotics and data visualization
Chapter 4
The political significance of data visualization: Four key perspectives
Chapter 5
Rain on your radar: Engaging with weather data visualizations as part of everyday routines
Chapter 6
Between automation and interpretation: Using data visualization in social media analytics companies
Chapter 7
Accessibility of data visualizations: An overview of European statistics institutes
Chapter 8
Evaluating data visualization: Broadening the measurements of success
Chapter 9
Approaching data visualizations as interfaces: An empirical demonstration of how data are imag(in)ed
Chapter 10
Visualizing data: A lived experience
Chapter 11
Data visualization and transparency in the news
Chapter 12
What is visual-numeric literacy, and how does it work?
Chapter 13
Data visualization literacy: A feminist starting point
Chapter 14
Is literacy what we need in an unequal data society?
Chapter 15
Multimodal academic argument in data visualization
Chapter 16
What we talk about when we talk about beautiful data visualizations
Chapter 17
A multimodal perspective on data visualization
Chapter 18
Exploring narrativity in data visualization in journalism
Chapter 19
The data epic: Visualization practices for narrating life and death at a distance
Chapter 20
What a line can say: Investigating the semiotic potential of the connecting line in data visualizations
Chapter 21
Humanizing data through 'data comics' An introduction to graphic medicine and graphic social science
Chapter 22
Visualizing diversity: Data deficiencies and semiotic strategies
Chapter 23
What is at stake in data visualization? A feminist critique of the rhetorical power of data visualizations in the media
Chapter 24
The power of visualization choices: Different images of patterns in space
Chapter 25
Making visible politically masked risks: Inspecting unconventional data visualization of the Southeast Asian haze
Chapter 26
How interactive maps mobilize people in geoactivism

Book Details

Amsterdam University Press
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
5.5 MB

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