Border Sessions 2014 - Thu, 13 Nov 2014
Why are we so obsessed with visual data?
In this interview, Manuel Lima will talk about his new book The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge,
exposing our long-time obsession with deciphering a wider, holistic
view of intriguing topics through the use of recurrent visualization
metaphors—from understanding the brain to ordering nature to mapping the
Internet. It particularly explores a critical paradigm shift in our
understanding and depiction of knowledge as we stop relying on
hierarchical tree structures and turn instead to networks in order to
map the inherent complexities of our modern world.