Making With Data will be published by Routledge this week. This beautifully presented book showcases examples of the state of the art in data physicalization, which includes my Chemo Singing Bowl.

Book Description

How can we give data physical form?

And how might those creations change the ways we experience data and the stories it can tell?

Making with Data: Physical Design and Craft in a Data-Driven World provides a snapshot of the diverse practices contemporary creators are using to produce objects, spaces, and experiences imbued with data. Across 25+ beautifully-illustrated chapters, international artists, designers, and scientists each explain the process of creating a specific data-driven piece—illustrating their practice with candid sketches, photos, and design artifacts from their own studios. Featuring influential voices in computer science, data science, graphic design, art, craft, and architecture, Making with Data is accessible and inspiring for enthusiasts and experts alike.

Making with Data, edited by Samuel Huron, Till Nagel, Lora Oehlberg, Wesley Willett, will be released in the AK Peters Visualization Series at CRC Press / Routledge.

Table of Contents

1. Handcraft – Introduction

by Sheelagh Carpendale and Lora Oehlberg.

1.1 Snow Water Equivalent

by Adrien Segal.

1.2 Life in Clay

by Alice Thudt.

1.3 V-Pleat Data Origami

by Sarah Hayes.

1.4 Anthropocene Footprints

by Mieka West.

1.5 Endings

by Loren Madsen.

2. Participation – Introduction

by Georgia Panagiotidou and Andrew Vande Moere.

2.1 Cairn

by Pauline Gourlet and Thierry Dassé.

2.2 SeeBoat

by Laura Perovich.

2.3 Let’s Play with Data

by Jose Duarte and EasyDataViz.

2.4 100% [City]

by Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, and Daniel Wetzel).

2.5 Data Strings

by Daniel Pearson, Pau Garcia, and Alexandra de Requesens.

3. Digital Production – Introduction

by Yvonne Jansen.

3.1 Chemo Singing Bowl

by Stephen Barrass.

3.2 Wage Islands

by Ekene Ijeoma.

3.2 Data That Feels Gravity

by Volker Schweisfurth.

3.4 Orbacles

by MINN_LAB Design Collective (Daniel F. Keefe, Ross Altheimer, Andrea J. Johnson, Mahdieh Mahmoudi, Patrick Moe, Maura Rockcastle, Marc Swackhamer, and Aaron Wittkamper).

3.5 Dataseeds

by Nick Dulake and Ian Gwilt.

4. Actuation – Introduction

by Pierre Dragicevic.

4.1 Tenison Road Charts

by David Sweeney, Alex Taylor, and Siân Lindley.

4.2 LOOP

by Kim Sauvé and Steven Houben.

4.3 AirFIELD

by Nik Hafermaas, Dan Goods, and Jamie Barlow.


by Jason Alexander, Faisal Taher, John Hardy, and John Vidler.

4.5 Zooids

by Mathieu Le Goc, Charles Perin, Sean Follmer, Jean-Daniel Fekete, and Pierre Dragicevic.

5. Environment – Introduction

by Dietmar Offenhuber.

by Liina Klauss, Moritz Stefaner, and Skye Morét.

5.1 Perpetual Plastic

5.2 Dataponics: Human-Vegetal Play

by Robert Cercós.

5.3 Solar Totems

by Charles Sowers.

5.4 Staubmarke (Dustmark)

by Dietmar Offenhuber.