Data as Art is a fall-term course co-taught by faculty from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Northwestern Engineering. In this course, students from both institutions work across multiple disciplines to engage in a critical dialogue about information visualization and to conduct collaborative research using data sets.
The final projects represent data on a platform of visual art. Data as Art culminated in an exhibition of the projects at SAIC’s LeRoy Neiman Center where the students’ work was on display last December. Photos from the SAIC display are available here.
Now it is our turn to welcome the exhibition, which will be on display in Ford’s atrium for the next month.
There is an exhibition opening ceremony Friday, January 20 at 5:30pm, with remarks by Northwestern Engineering Dean Julio Ottino and the students and faculty who participated in the course. Refreshments will be served.